Ambush and Bird Author:S.L.A. Marshall In this special 2-in-1 volume, one of American's premier historians examines several U.S. actions - by the 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, the First Cavalry and the Special Forces - in 1966, the beginning of the American build-up in Vietnam. — In Ambush, Marshall examines the Battle of Dau Tieng (November, 1966), a firefight typical of American ... more »vs. V.C. troop actions in the early part of the war. It was a slugfest of small units set amid the treacherous terrain of tangled forest, overgrown jungle and booby-trapped elephant grass. And every word of Marshall's in-dept text is based on actual battlefield interviews.
Bird tells of an incredible stand made by 150 Americans against an all-out assault by 800North Vietnamese regulars on Christmas Day, 1966.« less