Lost in Translation by Martin J. Dockery
ISBN
9780891418511
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
272
Dimensions
106 x 174mm

In September 1962, when Martin Dockery landed in Saigon, he was a young, determined, idealistic US Army first lieutenant convinced of America's imminent victory in Vietnam. While most of the 12,000 US military advisers in-country at the time filled support positions in Saigon and other major cities, Dockery was one of a handful of advisers assigned to Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) combat units. For eight months, Dockery lived and fought in the heart of the Mekong Delta with an ARVN infantry battalion on missions and operations that often lasted several days. And for most of that time, whether tramping through the steaming, leech-infested jungle, hiking across canals, or engaging in sudden firefights, Dockery was the only American soldier with the unit. Dockery's solitary assignment with ARVN during the infancy of US involvement in South-East Asia afforded him an understanding of Vietnam far more profound than that of most other Americans. Lost in Translation is his riveting account of the largely overlooked role of American combat advisers in the Vietnam war.
17.99

This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.


Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Martin J. Dockery

Description
Information
In September 1962, when Martin Dockery landed in Saigon, he was a young, determined, idealistic US Army first lieutenant convinced of America's imminent victory in Vietnam. While most of the 12,000 US military advisers in-country at the time filled support positions in Saigon and other major cities, Dockery was one of a handful of advisers assigned to Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) combat units. For eight months, Dockery lived and fought in the heart of the Mekong Delta with an ARVN infantry battalion on missions and operations that often lasted several days. And for most of that time, whether tramping through the steaming, leech-infested jungle, hiking across canals, or engaging in sudden firefights, Dockery was the only American soldier with the unit. Dockery's solitary assignment with ARVN during the infancy of US involvement in South-East Asia afforded him an understanding of Vietnam far more profound than that of most other Americans. Lost in Translation is his riveting account of the largely overlooked role of American combat advisers in the Vietnam war.
ISBN:
9780891418511
Publication Date:
15 / 07 / 2004
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
106 x 174mm

You might also like


RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.