Battle for Hue Tet 1968 Author:Keith Phillip Nolan House by house and block by block, the Marines achieved their objective. It was an agaonizing push to get hte entrenched, well-supplied eneny out of the Imperial City. Courage and daring and that great sense of camaraderie for which they are renowed finally won. It was a brutal month-long fight, epitomizing the difficulties the grunts endured du... more »ring the whole war.
The Battle for Hue has never been detailed beyond a few paragraphs and pages. Most of the Vietnam War accounts have been of jungle fighting. This book fills a gap.
The author refused to believe many of the disparaging, flip charges made against the Vietnam veteran - drugs, desertion, unnecessary killing - and set about interviewing returned veterans (thirty-six, to be precise), studying the literature, researching documets, and wrote his book to show "what the American grun went through in Vietnam."« less