By Lee Russell
On March eighth, 1965, a few 3,500 US Marines, the 1st US strive against troops to reach in Vietnam, landed in Da Nang to guard the U.S. air base there. On June eighth, following extra reinforcements, normal Westmoreland licensed his troops to start "offensive patrolling." Lee Russell's follow-up to Men-at-Arms 104 focuses in finer aspect at the uniforms and insignia of the USA military and Marines, the ARVN and the NVA. The publication is choked with fantastically distinctive black and white images of the forces lively within the Vietnam warfare, and Mike Chappell's very good illustrations supply key reference fabric for the modern uniforms and battledress.
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