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UNHERALDED VICTORY

Author: Mark W. Woodruff

Reviewed By Peter Craib


Book: Unheralded VictoryMark W Woodruff, served with the United States Marine Corps in 1968, and starts by giving a brief history of Vietnam from 207 B.C. up to 1961.

From 1961 on Woodruff goes into more detail on how the allies became involved more deeply as time went on. He tells the story from a positive viewpoint that I haven't read any where else. He gave me a clearer understanding of the tactics, battles, results and statistics that I haven't found in other books and dispels a few common held beliefs as well (for me anyway). Basically this is a "Makes you feel good" book, that we weren't wasting our time, we were having a much greater effect than the general public was led to believe at the time. Post Vietnam, Mark Woodruff ended up in Australia as a psychologist and an officer in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve.

Personally I found the book a very easy read.

 

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