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War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, 1965-1968

Title:
War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, 1965-1968
Format:
Hardcover
USA Price: 
Stock:
Backordered
GPO Stock Number:
008-046-00296-7
ISBN:
9780945274766
Description

At the height of the U.S. Navy’s involvement in the Vietnam War, the Navy’s coastal and riverine forces included more than 30,000 sailors and over 350 patrol vessels ranging in size from riverboats to destroyers. These forces developed the most extensive maritime blockade in modern naval history and fought pitched battles against Viet Cong units in the Mekong Delta and elsewhere.

War in the Shallows explores the operations of the Navy’s three inshore task forces from 1965 to 1968. It also delves into other themes such as basing, technology, tactics, and command and control. Finally, using oral history interviews, it reconstructs deckplate life in South Vietnam, focusing in particular on combat waged by ordinary sailors.

Vietnam was the bloodiest war in recent naval history, and War in the Shallows strives above all else to provide insight into the men who fought it and to honor their service and sacrifice.

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Audience

Members of the military (especially the Navy), Veterans and Veteran organizations, military historians, students and teachers engaged in military/warfare studies (and studying the Vietnam War), and members of the general public interested in military history and the Vietnam War would find this publication useful.

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Product Details

Availability Details:
Backordered
USA Price:
$75.00
International Price:
$105.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Navy, Naval History and Heritage Command
Author:
  • Sherwood, John Darrell
Year/Pages:
2015: 443 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • The U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War
  • United States Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam
  • Naval History
  • Military History
  • Vietnam War
Weight:
2.625
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
09/11/2015
Last Status Update:
08/23/2017
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