Death in the Imperial City: U.S. Marines in the Battle for Hue, 31 January to 2 March 1968

Death in the Imperial City: U.S. Marines in the Battle for Hue, 31 January to 2 March 1968
Title:
Death in the Imperial City: U.S. Marines in the Battle for Hue, 31 January to 2 March 1968
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-055-00273-7
ISBN:
9780160944031
Description

This monograph focuses on the battles of Quang Tri City and Hue that took place during the 1968 Tet offensive. The offensive itself, an all-out effort by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces to overrun the major cities of South Vietnam, marked the turning point of the Vietnam War. Although the attacks were costly failures in military terms, they set the United States on a path of disengagement from the war that ultimately led to the fall of Saigon some seven years later.

The Vietnam War continues to be our country’s most controversial war, and the lessons from that largely unconventional conflict continue to inform our approach to the demands of the Global War on Terror today

Table of Contents

Foreword  v

The 1968 Tet Offensive Battles of Quang Tri City and Hue 1

The 1st Cavalry Division Moves North 8

The Assault on Quang Tri City 12

Enter the Cavalry 19

Target: Hue  25

A City Besieged: 31 January–1 February 34

Thon La Chu: 2–10 February 46

The Fight for the Triangle and the Citadel: 2–10 February 56

West of Hue: 11–20 February 61

Stalemate in the Citadel: 11–20 February  66

The Final Push: 20–25 February 70

Aftermath 78

Maps 1. I

Corps Tactical Zone 3 2.

The Battle of Quang Tri City: Original Allied Situation, 31 January 1968 15 3.

The Battle of Quang Tri City: Enemy Attack, 31 January 1968 16 4.

The Battle of Quang Tri City: 1st Bde, 1st Cav Div Counterattack, 31 January 1968 20 5.

The Battle of Hue: Enemy Attack, 30–31 January 1968 35 6.

The Battle of Hue: Friendly Situation, 31 January–2 February 1968  41 7.

The Battle of Hue: Friendly Situation, 2–10 February 1968  49 8.

The Battle of Hue: Enemy Situation, 11–20 February 1968  62 9.

The Battle of Hue: Friendly Situation, 11–20 February 1968 63 10.

The Battle of Hue: Friendly Situation, 21–25 February 1968  71

Audience

Military and U.S> Army historians, Vietnam veterans and family members, military instructors and college professors and studnets studying military affairs and the impact thereof.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$24.00
International Price:
$33.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps
Author:
  • Camp, Richard D. Jr.
Key Phrases:
  • Marines in the Vietnam War Commemorative Series
  • Hue
  • Marine Corps History
  • Navel History
  • Vietnam War
Weight:
0.8125
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
01/08/2018
Last Status Update:
04/04/2019
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