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eBook Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue Tet 1968 ePub

by Eric Hammel

  • ISBN: 0935553185
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Eric Hammel
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.; First Thus edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1832 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1596 kb
  • Other: lrf lrf lit docx
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 518

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Eric Hammel is a renowned military historian who focuses on the military campaigns of the United States . This is a book that gives you an overview of the Tet Offensive of January 1968 focused in the battle engaged in the city of Hue, one of the most important battles in the Vietnam War.

Eric Hammel is a renowned military historian who focuses on the military campaigns of the United States Marine Corps and military action in WWII. He also has his own military history publishing firm, Pacifica Press. Check the site to find more military history books.

Fire in the Streets book. FIRE IN THE STREETSThe Battle for HueTet 1968Eric HammelThe Tet. Fire in the Streets: The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968. by. Eric Hammel (Goodreads Author). FIRE IN THE STREETS The Battle for Hue Tet 1968 Eric Hammel. The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War.

The Tet Offensive of January 1968 was the most important military campaign of the Vietnam War.

In addition, Hammel examines the tremendous strain the surprise attack put on the South VietnameseU. alliance, the shocking brutality of the Communist liberators, and the lessons gained by . Marines forced to wage battle in a city–a task for which they were utterly unprepared and which has a special relevance today.

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A Vietnam veteran recreates the historical Tet Offensive of 1968, discussing the city of Hue before the battle . com User, December 30, 2009. A Battle that has earned it place in History.

com User, December 30, 2009. com User, December 20, 1999. I'm proud to be able to say that I my unit supported the 1st and 5th Marines in this historic battle. The battle would make a great movie. I would love to see Stephen Speilberg tell this story on film. The book was outstanding, I loved it. 0. Marine rifle companies Alpha 1/1, Bravo 1/1, Delta 1/1, Alpha 1/5, Bravo 1/5, Charlie 1/5, Delta 1/5, Echo 2/5, Fox 2/5, Golf 2/5, Hotel 2/5, and Lima 3/5, and seemingly by each and every other . Cong unit that fought in this battle. An epilogue of just two pages was far too brief for this narrative.

FIRE IN THE STREETS : The Battle for Hue, Tet 1968 by Eric Hammel The Tet Offensive of January 1968 . Books related to Fire In the Streets.

South Vietnamese counterattack and a devastating battle of attrition.

Hammel, Eric M. (1991). Fire in the streets : the battle for Hue, Tet 1968. Chicago: Contemporary Books. He has been writing about . Marines at war since the early 1960s and has spoken to large assemblages of Marines and former Marines over the course of three decades. In the end, the battle for Hue was an unambiguous military and political victory for South Vietnam . Other Books, Comics & Magazines. In the end, the battle for Hue was an unambiguous military and political victory for South Vietnam and the United States. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- People who bought this also bought. Hue 1968 a Turning Point of The American War in Vietnam 9781611855081.

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Comments

Legionstatic Legionstatic
I wish I would have read this book BEFORE visiting Hue. But, after walking around the city, doen Le Loi Street, crossing the bridge to the citadel, it is stunning to see and understand what took place here. The book has some great maps, and some good pictures. Once again, as in most stories about Vietnam, the American leadership and politics raise their ugly head, resulting in American deaths. The common grunt, as usual, gets the short end of the stuck and has to fight according to asine rules, but as Marines, the unsung junior enlisted, along with the young Corporal's and Sergeant's save the day.
Aver Aver
This works as a military strategy document companion to Mark Bowden's Hue 1968. Rather than deeply delving into the story of the individual soldier, this reads more like a Center of Military History document. However, that made this book very helpful when I visited Hue in March 2018. The advance of Alpha 1/1 and Golf 2/5 are presented in a manner that I was able to use the book as a literal guide while advancing to the site of the former MACV compound.

This book should be edited for reuse as a battlefield guide for interested military history tourists like me.
Doukree Doukree
I read a lot of military history. My father was a WWII GI in Operation Torch and the Battle of the Bulge.

So I read military history to not only to learn, but also to continually marvel at the valor of men and women in the military.

Hammel's book is at times a jaw-dropping narrative of the ugliest type of warfare - house to house street-fighting - in possibly America's most controversial war.

It is a very story of heroism, determination, leadership and raw courage.

But as a narrative written with pace and verve, it falls short.

This is a tale of NVA bullets nicking gas canisters affixed to ammo belts of American Marines, of non-coms and commanders dodging snipers' bullets as they cross a few meters to rescue the body of a dead or wounded comrade.

And taken at that level, it is a story of heroism we all should admire, regardless of political leanings over America's war in Vietnam.

But Hammel ultimately drives the amateur historian, non-military reader into the haze and dust of confusion and repetitiveness that too many well-intentioned authors don't realize they do. By detailing the moment by moment and movement by movement actions of far too many individuals, far too many squads, platoons and companies, too many streets and boulevards, Hammel leaves even the most attentive readers confused and slogging through a cloud of detail towards the end of his work.

Thus, a tremendous story of American men at arms gets significantly lost in a fog of war that is the author's likely unintentional crafting. Sadly, it can obscure a story of heroism that needs to be told and could have been better understand by a "1,000 foot altitude" view instead of the worm's eye point of view the narrative ultimately takes.

Is "Fire in the Streets" worth reading?

Absolutely. As a monument to the American fighting men in Vietnam, this book should and needs to be read, especially if you like squad/platoon level, man to man, ultra tactical combat narratives.

But does it become an increasingly hard slog chore for the non-military, amateur historian/Vietnam War aficionado/lover of history? Regrettably, I feel that it does (I have the same thoughts about “Fire in the Streets” that I did with Bing West’s “No True Glory,” so if you enjoyed that history, I think you will very much enjoy this work. Just not my preferred narrative point of view).

For all the greatness of the story to be told - and the author's unquestionable desire to write a tribute history that creates an absolutely deserved monument to America's warriors in Hue in 1968, my overarching thought on finishing the book is "If only a Rick Atkinson would write of this battle."
Welen Welen
A real in depth look for the Battle for Hue, Eric Hammel really did his research for this book, learned more of the South Viet. military roles in the battle than I did from earlier books, and the Armys role in eventually blocking the Norths ability to enter the Citadel to reinforce their forces there, but to hear from the Marines who fought, from the privates to the Majors and all ranks in between was inspiring, it's important to hear their stories so we know what these sons and fathers sacrificed for us and themselves and the innocent south Vietnamese caught in the middle.
Xcorn Xcorn
I was there. Extremely accurate account from reliable sources. Easy to follow narrative. Mr. Hammel nails it, right down to the shoot down of the Army Birddog (a 220th RAC Catkiller, Pilot 1Lt. Terry Bozarth and his AO Marine Lt. Bob Laramy).
Hellmaster Hellmaster
The author does a masterful job of making sense of this bloodiest battle of the war. The Marines true grit comes shinning thru again and again. I passed thru Hue after the war and visited the Citadel and many of the battle fields where our fearless Marines triumphed. The bravery of those young heros is well written about in this must read book for all Vietnam history buffs.
Ffleg Ffleg
Kudos to the author for the detailed presentation. For myself however, I would need to work out the battle on a diorama, while proceeding through the text, to fully take advantage of this important book.
Having lived in the city where the battle took place, and with a strong interest in the history of the war, I was not dissapointed upon reading this book by Eric Hammel. Put simply the book is a chronological detailing of the events of the Battle of Hue, told from the perspective of US troops, with some ARVN (South Vietnamese Army) references. It was interesting to me to read about the many references to streets and locations in Hue that I have visited before. What I like about Hammel's book is that ultimately it is relatively unbiased; the writing is objective in nature and you are spared of any patriotic BS. What I can say though is that the reading is rather repetitive; detailing every little event, the people involved (which division, platoon etc) Therefore I think it is better suited to Veterans and history buffs rather than the casual reader. I was however a bit disjointedness that with the attention to detail regarding names of soldiers, regiments etc, Having lived in the city and travelled many of the streets that the writer refers to, I do find some in-accuracies and lack of detail regarding street names and landmarks which would enable me to visualize the exact location that the writer is referring to.