North Vietnamese Army Soldier 1958–75
Commonly mistaken for the locally raised Viet Cong, the NVA was an entirely different force, conducting large-scale operations in a conventional war. Despite limited armour, artillery and air support, the NVA were an extremely politicized and professional force with strict control measures and leadership concepts. Gordon Rottman follows the fascinating life of the highly motivated infantryman from conscription and induction through training to real combat experiences. Covering the evolution of the forces from 1958 onwards, this book takes an in-depth look at the civilian and military lives of the soldiers, whilst accompanying artwork details the uniforms, weapons and equipment used by the NVA in their clash against America and her allies.
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A good primer on the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. The thing I liked best about the book is that it gave a real feel for how different service was with the NVA compared to the other Armies involved in the war, including the Viet Cong. Read full review