In the Field: The Language of the Vietnam War
Facts on file, 1991 - History - 273 pages
This dictionary is a compilation of the acronyms, nicknames, brand names, technical terms and slang coined by the military during the Vietnam conflict, many of which have subsequently passed into everyday usage. The book contains nearly 5000 entries, covering commonly-used terms for weaponry; slang for fellow soldiers and the enemy; Vietnamese words picked up by the US troops; military terms, ranks and insignia; code names of major campaigns; a tap code used by American POWs; and the names of Vietnamese provinces, prison camps and supply routes.
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