Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fighting Nature in ‘Nam (2)

For a moment imagine that you are an American general infantryman – or GI – in the Vietnam War preparing for a combat mission. In addition to your standard M16 rifle (weighing about 7lbs/3kilos even unloaded) you would be putting … Continue reading

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Fighting Nature in ‘Nam (1)

Very shortly it will be the fiftieth anniversary of the battle of Ia Drang between the United States army and the People‚Äôs Army of Vietnam (the North Vietnamese Army) in a war in which arguably the climate, terrain and environment … Continue reading

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