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We were soldiers once -- and young: Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam

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New York Times Bestseller: A "powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read" (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face ) . In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People's Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered--sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up--creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway--the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting--interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man's most heroic and horrendous endeavor.
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9780679411581
9781453293591
9781977325037
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Grouping Title we were soldiers once and young ia drang the battle that changed the war in vietnam
Grouping Author moore harold g
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-02 04:21:46AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-13 04:29:20AM

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subject_facet Electronic books, Ia Drang Valley, Battle of, Vietnam, 1965, Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns
title_display We were soldiers once -- and young : Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam
title_full We were soldiers once -- and young : Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam / Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, We were soldiers once-- and young : Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam [electronic resource] / Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, We were soldiers once--and young : [Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam] [electronic resource] Moore, Harold G., 1922-2017.
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title_sub Ia Drang, the battle that changed the war in Vietnam
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