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By Gordon L. Rottman

Box fortifications and tunnel structures tend to be regarded as protective and energetic protecting measures, however the VC/NVA additionally hired them offensively. It was once universal for large box works to be developed to aid attacks and sieges on US fire-support bases and distant camps. Their strategies mirrored makes an attempt to counter the big firepower they confronted: while without delay attractive the enemy they hired “hugging” strategies (moving in and closing heavily engaged, even intermingling devices, to avoid the enemy from bringing his artillery and shut air aid to bear). Their box works incorporated defended villages, base camps, fortified complexes, hilltop defenses, trench platforms, person combating positions, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, caches, and huge tunnel structures. Camouflage and misleading measures, and the employment of hindrances and booby traps went hand-in-hand with such box works. This e-book examines those particular fortifications.

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