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Author:
James H. Willbanks
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Indiana University Press (March 18, 2005)
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An excellent description of a battle which showed many people many different things by a man who experienced it during the North Vietnamese spring 1972 Nguyen Hue  . An Loc was a pivotal battle in the defense of South Vietnam

Shows the achievement, promise and limits of Vietnamazation with . advisors, heavy, heavy air support and very substantial logistical assistance. An Loc was a pivotal battle in the defense of South Vietnam.

Twentieth-Century Battles. A must have book for anyone with an interest in Viet-Nam. This is a very good read. The Battle of An Loc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted from April 13 to July 20, 1972

Twentieth-Century Battles. The Battle of An Loc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted from April 13 to July 20, 1972. It culminated in a decisive victory for South Vietnam’s Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).

Part of the Twentieth-Century Battles Series). by James H. Willbanks. With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the 60-day siege of An Loc. In 1972, late in the Vietnam War, a small group of South Vietnamese held off three North Vietnamese divisions and helped prevent a direct attack on Saigon. The battle can be considered one of the major events during the gradual American exit from Vietnam.

Series Title: Twentieth-Century Battles. Publisher: Indiana University Press. Author: James H Willbanks. Street Date: August 27, 2015. Book theme: Vietnam War. Item Number (DPCI): 247-35-9398. If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

An advisor to the South Vietnamese during the battle, Willbanks places the battle in the context of the shifting role of the American forces and a policy decision to shift .

An advisor to the South Vietnamese during the battle, Willbanks places the battle in the context of the shifting role of the American forces and a policy decision to shift more of the burden of fighting the war onto the Vietnamese troops. He presents an overview of the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, a plan to press forward the attack on . and ARVN positions throughout the country, including Binh Long province and Saigon. The North Vietnamese hoped to strike a decisive blow at a time when most American troops were being withdrawn.

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James H. Willbanks (Willbanks, James . used books, rare books and new books. The Battle of An Loc (Twentieth-Century Battles): ISBN 9780253344816 (978-0-253-34481-6) Hardcover, Indiana University Press, 2005. Find all books by 'James H. Willbanks' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'James H. Willbanks'. Abandoning Vietnam: How America Left and South Vietnam Lost Its War. Willbanks, Christopher R. Gabel. ISBN 9781481873550 (978-1-4818-7355-0) Softcover, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Willbanks is director, Department of Military History, .  . Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel with twenty-three years service as an Infantry officer in various assignments, including a tour as an advisor in Vietnam. By: James H. Narrated by: Charles Craig. Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins. A fine book with rich, vibrant descriptions of combat, weapons, and command decisions. Categories: History, 20th Century. Willbanks writes from an insider's perspective. A must-read for those who think the Vietnam War was only about defeating a jungle insurgency.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone . Jim Willbanks’ study focuses on the conduct of the battle and the role American combat advisers and .

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The Battle of An Loc was one of the most important battles of the Vietnam War. It took place during the 1972 North Vietnamese Spring Offensive, after most . combat troops had departed South Vietnam. air power played in defeating the North Vietnamese forces during the spring of 1972. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

"The [North Vietnamese] now held most of Binh Long province from Chon Thanh north to the Cambodian border with the exception of the town of An Loc. It was clear that An Loc would be the scene of the next major North Vietnamese effort. A lot was at stake. Not only were the lives of the South Vietnamese soldiers and their American advisers on the line, but so too was the prestige of the South Vietnamese government. The loss of a province so close to Saigon would be a disastrous loss of face for President Thieu and his administration. From the American perspective, the battle would be the supreme test of Vietnamization and President Nixon’s policies in Vietnam. More than that, however, was the fact that very little stood between the North Vietnamese and Saigon except the forces at An Loc." —from The Battle of An Loc

With the knowledge born of firsthand experience, James H. Willbanks tells the story of the 60-day siege of An Loc. In 1972, late in the Vietnam War, a small group of South Vietnamese held off three North Vietnamese divisions and helped prevent a direct attack on Saigon. The battle can be considered one of the major events during the gradual American exit from Vietnam. An advisor to the South Vietnamese during the battle, Willbanks places the battle in the context of the shifting role of the American forces and a policy decision to shift more of the burden of fighting the war onto the Vietnamese troops. He presents an overview of the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, a plan to press forward the attack on U.S. and ARVN positions throughout the country, including Binh Long province and Saigon. The North Vietnamese hoped to strike a decisive blow at a time when most American troops were being withdrawn. The heart of Willbanks’s account concentrates on the fighting in Binh Long province, Saigon, and the siege of An Loc. It concludes with a discussion of the Paris peace talks, the significance of the fighting at An Loc, and the eventual fall of South Vietnam.

Twentieth-Century Battles—Spencer C. Tucker, editor

  • James H. Willbanks, The Battle of An Loc (Bloomington: Indian University Press, 2005). An excellent description of a battle which showed many people many different things by a man who experienced it during the North Vietnamese spring 1972 “Nguyen Hue” campaign with attacks in the north, central and capitol areas of South Vietnam. Shows the achievement, promise and limits of Vietnamazation with U.S. advisors, heavy, heavy air support and very substantial logistical assistance. The B-52’s played a vital role as did the close air support of the Cobras and 2500 other air support missions. NVA commitments included 3 whole divisions and 78,00 rocket and artillery rounds. Nevertheless, a resounding victory for the South Vietnamese, their “Stalingrad” whose siege lasted 70 days in “the battle that saved Saigon.” By contrast the siege of Dien Bien Phu lasted 56 days. South Vietnamese causalities were over 30,000, the NVA 100,000.

  • The battle of An Loc is story of struggle between the will to win at all cost (the NVN and VC) vs., the will to stand against your enemy beyond human courage and insanity. The author provided an excellent timeline of the 3 months long battle. The Author covered in details how much the US air power contributed to the outcome of the battle; however, he did not give enough credits to the ARVN soldiers whom faced waves and waves of the deadly attacks from the NVA & VC with artillery bombardment and tanks. The bravery of the American advisors and air corp men during the battle are just as admirable as the direct fighting foot ARVN soldiers. The author focused quite a bit on the conflicts between ARVN leaders (corps generals, battalion colonels, etc.) vs. the American advisors and casually attributed these encounters (not acting on the advises) as competencies is somewhat one-sided. These men are proud soldiers, just because they did not listen to the American advisor due to pride or ego, do not mean they are less capable leaders. After all, these were the men who faced the NVN force direct deadly assaults every days during the battle and not giving up or surrender. Bombing can destroy ground force but it cannot win battle and hold the prize contest ground.

  • I was there, as a flight medic. It was the most horrific battle of the Vietnam war. As usual, the wrong conclusion was drawn from the result and was used for the political benefit of Richard Nixon. This led directly to the collapse of South Vietnam. The story is told vividly, clearly and coherently​, which is rare in books about battles. More Americans need to know about this momentous, forgotten event.

  • I participated as a C-130E co-pilot (374 Tactical Airlift Wing) during the Battle of An Loc. I greatly appreciate this book, helping me to understand what else was happening on the ground and in the air throughout the battle. As a participant, I vouch for the excellent accuracy and honesty of the book. The book starts out a bit slow, describing the organizational structure of the Army of the Republic Vietnam and its deployment. On page 37 it goes to high intensity with the Battle of Loc Ninh, a neighbor of An Loc. Willbanks gives you great empathy for those on the ground at Loc Ninh and An Loc, who were in a desperate struggle for their lives. It was hard to put the book down, once I got to the Battle of An Loc. The book slows down again in the last two chapters and epilogue.
    I am sorry that seventeen C-130E crewmembers died in the battle. I am sorry that some of our airdrops missed the drop zone and fell into enemy hands. But the airdrops that were recovered by the ARVN were an essential part of the battle.

  • The book is intense, the action, the casualties, and told in a very straightforward manner. Without American leadership, airpower, and courage this battle would have been another footnote in south Vietnam's inability to hold the line. The war would have ended that much sooner without American intervention. The book is packed with factual information and I recommend it.

  • An Loc was a pivotal battle in the defense of South Vietnam. This is an excellent and detailed historical account of the battle from the standpoint of the American/South Vietnamese forces and the North Vietnamese forces who were there, garnered from their personal accounts. It makes for fascinating reading for those who are interested in the history of the Vietnam War. I became interested in this facet of Vietnam as a veteran who flew throughout that country from 1966 to early 1970. One of my best friends, James Beaubien III, was a Forward Air Controller (FAC) who actively participated in the battle and won a Silver Star for his heroic efforts. I highly recommend this book for those interested in this area of our nation's history.

  • Well-written book on America's last victory in the 1967-1973 US part of the Vietnam War. Tough US advisors and South Vietnamese soldiers fight off legions of NVAs (North Vietnamese soldiers) as Communists try to conquer South Vietnam. Although North Vietnam would win the war in 1975, this book covers the 1972 North Vietnamese offensive and its failure.

  • A very good account detailing the hard fought action between South Vietnamese and U.S. forces against the communist north. This pivotal battle of 1972 has largely been forgotten, except for those who participated or were impacted. The successful defense of An Loc solidified South Vietnam's existence for a few more years until April 1975.