US Mechanized Infantryman in the First Gulf War (BOK)

Gordon L. Rottman

119,00 11900
Sendes vanligvis innen 5-15 dager
In many ways the end of the Vietnam War left the US army a spent force. Plagued by low morale, drug and race issues, and terrible public relations, the army faced an uphill climb in the effort to rebuild itself. The story of this reconstruction is mirrored in the rise of the Mechanized Infantryman. Deciding that the key to future conflict lay in highly trained and mobile warriors that could be delivered quickly to battle, the army adopted the mechanized infantryman as its frontline troops. This new, all volunteer force was given the best training and equipment. Most notably, they were to be deployed onto the battlefield from the new M2 Bradley Armoured Fighting Vehicle. This new breed of American warriors got their first test in the First Gulf War. Fighting in the deserts of Kuwait and Iraq, these soldiers proved that the US Army was once again a force with which to be reckoned. This book tells the story of the rise of the US mechanised infantryman, focusing on his recruitment, training, lifestyle and combat experiences in Iraq.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Gordon L. Rottman Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781846034381 Antall sider 64
Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,7cm Vekt 257 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Illustratør Adam Hook
Emner og form Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Asian history, Land forces & warfare, Gulf War