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By Gordon L. Rottman

Osprey's research of the Viet Cong opponents of the Vietnam conflict (1955-1975). An enemy within the shadows, the Viet Cong was once the army arm of the nationwide Liberation entrance, the Communist get together of the Republic of Vietnam. frequently in general regarded as neighborhood guerrillas, they have been additionally a massive a part of the North Vietnamese military general cadres.

Packed with emotive and infrequent images, this ebook not just analyzes the abilities and strategies of those interesting opponents, but additionally takes a glance at their social origins to interpret how this affected their habit as warriors.

Gordon L Rottman discusses the Viet Cong's recruitment and preliminary education, their specified motivation, their vast political and mental indoctrination, and their targeted apparatus and weaponry, to supply a compelling and balanced account of those mythical guerrilla fighters.

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