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The Resource Fire Base Illingworth : an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds, Philip Keith

Fire Base Illingworth : an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds, Philip Keith

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Fire Base Illingworth : an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds
Title
Fire Base Illingworth
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an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds
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Philip Keith
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Language
eng
Summary
"Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly in the dark, for hours. Exposed ammunition canisters were hit and blew up, causing a thunderous explosion inside the FSB that left dust so thick it jammed the hand-held weapons of the GIs. Much of the combat was hand-to-hand. In all, twenty-four Americans lost their lives and another fifty-four were wounded. Nearly one hundred enemy bodies were recovered. It was one of the most vicious small unit firefights in the history of U.S. forces in Vietnam. As in his acclaimed book Blackhorse Riders, a finalist for the prestigious Colby Award, Phil Keith uncovers a harrowing true story of bravery and sacrifice by the men who fought valiantly to hold FSB Illingworth--a tale never-before-told and one that will not be soon forgotten"--
Summary
This dramatic story, told for the first time, recounts the attack on FSB Illingworth by more than 400 North Vietnamese soldiers in 1970 and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base fought valiantly to hold it during one of the most vicious small unit firefights in the history of U.S. forces in Vietnam
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10225759
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Keith, Philip A
Dewey number
959.704/342
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.F57
LC item number
K45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Fire Base Illingworth, Battle of, Vietnam, 1970
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
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adult
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an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds
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Fire Base Illingworth : an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds, Philip Keith
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/954/9781250024954/image/lgcover.9781250024954.jpg
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013023488
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250024954
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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2013023488
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Fire Base Illingworth : an epic true story of remarkable courage against staggering odds, Philip Keith
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/954/9781250024954/image/lgcover.9781250024954.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013023488
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250024954
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013023488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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