The Tunnels of Cu Chi
A Harrowing Account of America's "Tunnel Rats" in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam
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Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold
Book DescriptionAt the height of the Vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. In these burrows, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, tended their wounded, and prepared to strike. They had only one enemy: U.S. soldiers small and wiry enough to maneuver through the guerrillas narrow domain. The brave souls who descended into these hellholes were known as tunnel rats. Armed with only pistols and K-bar knives, these men inched their way through the steamy darkness where any number of horrors could be awaiting them bullets, booby traps, a tossed grenade. Using firsthand accounts from men and women on both sides who fought and killed in these underground battles, authors Tom Mangold and John Penycate provide a gripping inside look at this fearsome combat. The Tunnels of Cu Chi" "is a war classic of unbearable tension and unforgettable heroes."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780891418696
(174mm x 107mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Presidio Press
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom Mangold
Splashed, Paperback (November 2016)
Tom Mangold is known to millions as the face of BBC television's flagship current affairs programme Panorama. His memoir, Splashed, is packed with revelations about some of the stories which made the headlines during his long journey from print to Panorama.
Tunnels of Cu Chi, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Tom Mangold
The story of an extraordinary campaign in the Vietnam War - fought in a 200-mile labyrinth of underground tunnels and chambers.
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Author Biography - Tom Mangold
Tom Mangold has been an investigative reporter with BBC TV and a reporter for the Sunday Mirror and the Daily Express. As a war correspondent, he covered Vietnam, two Middle East wars, and the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. His first book, The File on the Tsar, was an international bestseller. John Penycate is a journalist who has reported regularly for BBC TV s weekly public affairs shows The Money Programme and Panorama and has interviewed major political and business leaders. He lectures at the journalism schools of London and Westminster universities. A resident of London, Penycate is active in institutes and societies concerned with the media and public affairs."
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