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Vietnam Firebases 1965-73
64 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP FOR58
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Author: Randy E. M Foster
Illustrator: Peter Dennis

About this book
Artillery fire support bases of the Freeworld forces played a critical role in the conduct of operations during the Vietnam War. They served to lay down high-volume fire on enemy firing sites, supported friendly infantry operations, and executed harassing fire missions where exact targets were not known. But the firebases themselves - which housed a range of other facilities such as troop shelters, surveillance radars and command centers - had to be defended against ground attack, and as a result became significant fortifications in their own right. This book describes the design, development and operational history of the fire support bases throughout the conflict.

  • Introduction
  • What is a firebase?
  • Building a firebase
  • The operational use of firebases
  • Tour of a firebase: design and developments
  • Life in a firebase
  • Aftermath
  • The sites today
  • Select bibliography
  • Glossary and abbreviations
  • Index
  • Paperback; January 2007; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846031038

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