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The Tragedy of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Officer's Analysis

The Tragedy of the Vietnam War: A South Vietnamese Officer's Analysis (Paperback)

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The Vietnam War actually began in December 1946 with a struggle between the communists and the French for possession of the country. Vietnam's strategic position in Southeast Asia along with veiled economic concerns and a political agenda led to the involvement of other countries, including the United States. Written by an officer in the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, this poignant memoir seeks to clarify the nuances of South Vietnam's defeat. From the age of 12, Van Nguyen Duong watched as the conflict affected his home, family, village and friends. He discusses not only the day-to-day hardships he endured from forced relocation and eventual imprisonment but also the anguish caused by the illusive reality of Vietnamese independence.The various political forces at work in Vietnam, the hardships suffered by RVNAF soldiers after the 1975 U.S. withdrawal from Saigon, and the effect of reunification on the Vietnamese people are also discussed. An appendix contains a summary of the Eleven Point Program Accords of January 1962.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryMilitary history: post WW2 conflictsVietnam WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian history Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 01/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780786432851  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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After the fall of Saigon, Lt. Col. Van Nguyen Duong (RVNAF) was imprisoned for 13 years for "re-education." He immigrated to the United States in 1991 and lives in Honolulu. He has contributed to several Vietnamese magazines in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

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