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Description - US Marine Corps Tank Crewman 1965-70 by Ed Gilbert

Following Korea, by 1960 tanks and their crews had proved themselves to be a fundamental part of the Marine Corps' combined arms team. When the Marines were ordered to Vietnam in 1965, they took their tanks with them. This book explores this decision, which created a political storm. The presence of the tanks became a lightning rod for accusations of an 'escalation' of the war. Nevertheless, the tanks not only proved their value in the anti-guemilla campaigns, but amid the bitter conventional fighting and extraordinary casualties at Hue City. The ability to undertake such radical change and to prevail demonstrated the versatility, courage and tenacity that are the hallmarks of the 'ordinary' Marine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841767185
ISBN-10: 1841767182
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert, a former Marine artilleryman, has taught training courses including history and traditions of the Corps. He is a geologist involved in petroleum exploration in south Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Ed has written for magazines and for the Marine Corps Museums, and is the author of a book on Marine Corps tanks in the Pacific War. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: Nagashino 1575 and Campaign 72: Jutland 1916. Howard lives and works in Kent.

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