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FIRE SUPPORT BASES VIETNAM STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD

July 20, 2012

A MUST HAVE FOR THE MILITARY ENTHUSIAST AND VIETNAM VET

Great review in The Sydney Daily Telegraph on Bruce Pickens great new book Fire Support Bases Vietnam.  Nice to see that Bruce’s extensive research over nine years is being appreciated.

THERE have been many accounts of the experiences of Vietnam War soldiers. This one stands out from the crowd. It is a meticulous piece of research showing the “big picture” of the Australian Army’s involvement in Vietnam from 1962-73. Many accounts are seen through the eyes of the forward scout, rifleman or machine gunner out on patrol. Just about everywhere the Diggers patrolled on foot in Vietnam was within the range of a fire support base and under the protection of its artillery and mortars. Picken explains the Fire Support Base strategy and how it evolved and documents each one established for every Australian Task Force operation from the arrival of our first fighting troops in 1965 until their eventual withdrawal in 1972. …a Digger can look up the operations they took part in and read about the makeshift jungle fortresses that supported him, and maybe even saved his life. ” MICK TOAL, Reviewed in By the Book – Sydney Daily Telegraph

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