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by LEX MCAULAY

  • Author: LEX MCAULAY
  • ISBN: 0099659301
  • ISBN13: 978-0099659303
  • ePub: 1862 kb | FB2: 1921 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD; First Edition Thus edition (1990)
  • Pages: 361
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 341
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The Battle of Coral ePub download

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ISBN 10: 0099659301, ISBN 13: 9780099659303. Bibliographic Details. Title: The Battle of Coral. Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD. Publication Date: 1990. Published by ARROW BOOKS LTD, 1990. Condition: Good Soft cover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Price: US$ 9. 6 Convert Currency.

The Battle of Coral: Vietnam Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral, May 1968. London, England: Arrow Books. Scott, Francis Peter (2007).

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The Battle of Coral, Lex McAulay ISBN 01 An exceptional book showing the awakening of the US Army, from idealistic post-WWII into something they didn't grasp.

The Battle of Coral, Lex McAulay ISBN 01. It's about an Aussie Firebase NE of saigon in May '68 and it makes We Were Soldiers look like a Disney film. Also worth a read are The Deer Hunter (Much, much better than the film IMHO) and The Walking Dead by a US Marine in Da Nang. Have copies here if you would care to PM to borrow them. An exceptional book showing the awakening of the US Army, from idealistic post-WWII into something they didn't grasp. Following the different characters through their development and experiences is a damned good read.

Manazar
The book is written extremely well. Lex McAulay has a gift for describing the confusion of combat operations and how soldiers thought and behaved (at least in Vietnam) in the thick of the action. The book is chock-full of detailed military jargon and insider comments; not sure how many non-Army readers will get all those nuances.

I had only ever heard sketchy accounts of the Artillery side of the battle from my gunnery colleagues, which was that the guns were badly protected by the infantry and one gun was actually captured before the VC could be driven off with ‘flechette’ rounds (basically canister shot). That was only partially true, after my reading of ‘Coral’..

As a history, the book has to be read with some scepticism. McAulay is too ready to make excuses for command failures, especially the poor planning and rather incompetent aerial reconnaissance of the LZ before the deployment. Then, once on the ground, the various infantry and artillery units seemed to do their own thing, with little effective coordination by TF HQ.

Plus, some of the stories he relates from his interviews with soldiers, although excellent reading, seem rather highly embellished. But that is a truism of most such 'after the event' reminiscences.

Anyway, the book is a good read.
Abandoned Electrical
A very descriptive view from a variety of very brave and courageous battle participants. A battle that should have far greater recognition in Australia's military history and more individual bravery awards given. It also recognised the bravery and tenacity of the enemy.
Weetont
This was a good account of the little known battles of Coral and Balmoral fire support bases. Well worth the read.
Truthcliff
The Arabs have a saying"the courage of your enemy does you honor". This book is about the courage and the honor of Australian soldiers in combat with VC/NVA battalions at Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral in May of 1968. For twenty six days in May and June 1968,units of the 1st Australian Task Force fought a series of actions around Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral,north-east of Saigon. They moved into an area the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had almost made their own - and,literally almost overnight,had to adapt to a very different style of warfare. From a war of patrolling and ambushing,the Australian forces were confronted with an enemy who actively came looking for a fight; where tanks proved their worth (after almost twenty years in the military wilderness); and where gunners fought close-combat actions in defence of their guns (at the same time providing artillery support to the infantry around them). And there are the individual stories of bravery,compassion and humour; the officer who stood in full view of the enemy to direct machinegun fire; the machinegunner who arrested a North Vietnamese soldier in the middle of the fighting,rather than killing him; and the typical'Digger'who,in a period of calm amidst the chaos,listened to the race results on Radio Australia. The Battle of Coral was fought by the Australian soldiers engaged in it with their renowned courage,initiative and professionalism that saw them victorious against an enemy that vastly outnumbered them. This book is a must read for those readers with an interest in Australian Military History.
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