Logistics in the Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975

The author has provided the best analysis of logistics through the Vietnam Wars to be published. The battle for independence from French rule began as the Japanese were being driven out of Indo China. Logistics were one of the critical keys to eventual victory. Very Highly Recommended

NAME: Logistics in the Vietnam Wars, 1945-1975
FILE: R3278
AUTHOR: N S Nash
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: hard back
PRICE: £25.00                                                        
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   Vietnam Wars, Indo China, wars of independence, Cold War, proxy wars, 
the domino effect, dissimilar warfare, insurgents, regular troops, self-reliance, supply 
lines, column warfare, fire-bases,vertical insertion, hearts and minds

ISBN: 1-52675-744-3

PAGES: 302, moderate illustration
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DESCRIPTION: The author has provided the best analysis of logistics through the 
Vietnam Wars to be published. The battle for independence from French rule began 
as the Japanese were being driven out of Indo China. Logistics were one of the 
critical keys to eventual victory. Very Highly Recommended

There is a good level of illustration through the body of the book in the form of photographs and maps. This illustration nicely compliments an excellent presentation of the use of logistics during the Vietnamese wars through to re-unification of North and South Vietnam in 1975.

The Vietnamese insurgents employed basically the same tactics in fighting the French as they were later to employ against the lavishly equipped Americans. In the initial stages they relied on small units on hit and run raids where they lived largely off the land and relied on sampans and bicycles to augment the feet. As each war developed they used progressively larger and more sophisticated units, until the closing stages saw regular Vietnamese troops fighting set battles with their enemies and using artillery and tanks.

This is a well spaced account of what was effectively continuous warfare from 1945 through to 1975. It showed how creative logistics tactics supported a growing force that faced very well equipped enemies that were present in large numbers and enjoyed air superiority over the battlefields.