Armies of the Vietnam War 1962-75 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 104) by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher presents an outline to the clash that engulfed Vietnam following the department of the rustic into alongside the seventeenth Parallel in 1954. The uniforms and insignia of the USA forces, together with the military, distinctive Forces, air strength, army and marine corps, are handled intimately, including these of the ARVN, the Allied Forces (such because the Royal Thai military and Korean troops), and likewise the Communist NLF (Viet Cong) and NVA forces. Mike Chappell's vibrant paintings offers lots of aspect to accompany this authoritative text.

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35 Officer, Royal Engineers, 1802. Brltlah engineers aupervlsed foreign units 01 artificers, especially In Malta and Gibraltar. Unltl1813 they WONl blue 'aced with black, gold buttons and epaulettes; crimson sash; white breeches with boots, and a blcom hat with a white plume. The artificer units wore the same unlfonn colours. Chartrand} 3. First named 'Fraser's Corps of Infantry' after its commander Lteol John Fraser, the corps arrived in Gorce during January 1801. In November 1801 the detachment at Sierr,] Leone rcpulsed an aU

60th Fool. allertes pIllaee on 10 August 1782. ter he .. I'ed his own SwI.. ron w. . rdent ' ..... IIn be Hen by the Inslgnl. he cho.. tor hI, COrpl, 41 SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Archive documents consulted arc ill the Public Records Oflicc, Colonial Oflicc (cited as PRO, CO) and War omce (PRO, WO); also at the National Archives of Canada (NAC). 'i b} Charles Hamilton Smidt are at the Houghton LibraT)'. Harvard University (GH. Smith MS). Herbert's lace books arc at the National Ann)' ~ILlscllm, London.

Nds of the Ashentls In 1823, In which he periahed. Officen had gold buttons snd epeulettes bYt no lac. on their regulllltlon uniform. pl,ced by wlnis from 1811 (Herbert's). lIIls e more prlllctical d ..... to be worn b, the officen of the corps _ Me Plete B. (NlIItlonlllt Arm, Museum, London, 10140) round the ankle With tape: half-gaiters 01 white cotton or dimity. shoes and black leather stock. On duty the crimson sash and gorget were added, With the regulation sword worn on a black shoulder bell: the off-duly sidearm was a dirk suspended lrom a black waJstbell With round gilt lion's-mask clasps.

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