The hill fights : the first battle of Khe Sanh
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New York : Presidio Books : Ballantine Books, 2003.
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Book
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1st ed.
ISBN
0891417478, 9780891417477, 0891418105, 9780891418108
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xv, 284 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Published
New York : Presidio Books : Ballantine Books, 2003.
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
0891417478, 9780891417477, 0891418105, 9780891418108
UPC
9780891418108

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-275) and index.
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The Marines at the isolated Khe Sanh Combat Base were tasked with monitoring the strategically vital Ho Chi Minh trail as it wound through the jungles in nearby Laos. Dominated by high hills on all sides, the combat base had to be screened on foot by the Marine infantrymen while crack, battle-hardened NVA units roamed at will through the high grass and set up elaborate defenses on steep, sun-baked overlooks. The Hill Fights is a damning indictment of those responsible for the lives of these heroic Marines. Ultimately, the high command failed them, their tactics failed them, and their rifles failed them. Only the Marines themselves did not fail. Under fire, trapped in a hell of sudden death meted out by unseen enemies, they fought impossible odds with awesome courage and uncommon valor.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Murphy, E. F. (2003). The hill fights: the first battle of Khe Sanh . Presidio Books : Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murphy, Edward F., 1947-. 2003. The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh. Presidio Books : Ballantine Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Murphy, Edward F., 1947-. The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh Presidio Books : Ballantine Books, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Murphy, Edward F. The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh Presidio Books : Ballantine Books, 2003.

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