Through the Wire: Action with the SAS in Borneo and the Special Forces in Vietnam

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Allen & Unwin, 1999 - 239 ページ
The first graphic account of the major and very bloody battle at an outpost called Duc Lap involving members of the Australian Training Team in Vietnam and their American equivalents.
 

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A brief history of Vietnam
1
On patrol in Borneo
6
First encounter with Vietnam
10
Return to Vietnam
25
Settling in
36
Into the field
48
Heading for Duc Lap
62
On the high ground
79
Seige at Duc Lap
108
The battle for Duc Lap
127
From hospital to hospital
154
A job in intelligence
165
Getting down to basics
183
Under a cloud
199
A time to reflect
215
Glossary
234

Through the wire
92

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13 ページ - ... It seemed just any other kind of night rather than one to set off into the darkness and the wetness of a desolate mountain valley to hear the first performance of a symphony played on bagpipes — or played any way at all for that matter. Peterson's mind however was made up and I decided that being in for a penny I might as well be in for a pound.
200 ページ - ... week. They want me to run as their Representative in Congress." How'd you like to go down there and try out this oath of allegiance of mine? Fix up some blank books and so on and see how it works." John's black eyes blazed. "I'd like it above all things, sir! You aren't going to lose any time, eh? When do you want me to go?
66 ページ - The prospect did not fill me with enthusiasm but it was the best I could think of at the time.
208 ページ - I'd just left, he asked me how old I was. I told him I had turned 30 during the operation.
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66 ページ - He could not add anything to what we had already been told. It was becoming a bit repetitious. I would speak into the handpiece: 'Redcap Keeper this is Keyport Snubber, over.
50 ページ - I could to familiarise myself with the general modus operand! and any little funnies in terms of things that must be done and things that must not be done.

著者について (1999)

David Savage joined the Australian Army and first saw active service with the SAS in Borneo. He then went to Vietnam where he served as a soldier and then as a member of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV).

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