Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969

Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May


Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969 ❰Reading❯ ➷ Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969 Author Samuel Zaffiri – Polishdarling.co.uk The battle for Ap Bia Mountain Hill , was one of the fiercest of the entire Vietnam War The battle for The Brutal ePUB ¹ Ap Bia Mountain Hill, was one of the Hamburger Hill: Epub / fiercest of the entire Vietnam War.


10 thoughts on “Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969

  1. Jonny Jonny says:

    A narrative history of the assault on Dong Ap Bia, the subject of the movie of the same name.The book does a good job of setting out the reasons for the North Vietnamese occupation of the A Shau Valley, and subsequently the need for US efforts to dislodge them from their stronghold The repeated US assaults are told in detail, with the book finishing with an examination of the far reaching political repercussions of the battle and finally the participants are given voice to provide their views o A narrative history of the assault on Dong Ap Bia, the subject of the movie of the same name.The book does a good job of setting out the reasons for the North Vietnamese occupation of the A Shau Valley, and subsequently the need for US efforts to dislodge them from their stronghold The repeated US assaults are told in detail, with the book finishing with an examination of the far reaching political repercussions of the battle and finally the participants are given voice to provide their views on this.While the book provides an excellent overview of the battle, it lacks any personal input apart from the final section and only provides an American perspective on the battle although given it s publication date 1988 this is probably not surprising


  2. Clarke Wood Clarke Wood says:

    This book does a good job of setting the stage talking about the indigenous population in the valley, and how the Ashau valley became part of the North s supply network into South Vietnam The book also does well in telling a blow by blow account of the battle, and it finally concludes with the final thoughts of some of the participants of the battle The book is weakened by a failure to adequately place the battle in the context of the war, and it is written exclusively from the US point of vie This book does a good job of setting the stage talking about the indigenous population in the valley, and how the Ashau valley became part of the North s supply network into South Vietnam The book also does well in telling a blow by blow account of the battle, and it finally concludes with the final thoughts of some of the participants of the battle The book is weakened by a failure to adequately place the battle in the context of the war, and it is written exclusively from the US point of view There are no sources from ARVN or NVA participants Ironically, the political impact of the battle in the US helped to speed up the American withdrawal from Vietnam, so any tactical victory was offset by the fact that it was interpreted domestically as a useless bloodbath With the benefit of hindsight, if there was no solid plan to permanently hold the terrain, then simply engaging a protracted struggle to secure the hill did not make much sense in the context of an attritional campaign As it was each US attack was preceded by airstrikes, helicopter strikes, and artillery bombardments Even so, the battle took ten days and 500 casualties, and the hill was subsequently abandoned While the NVA sustained around 1,500 casualties, it was a fairly cost intensive way to kill enemy soldiers


  3. Nick Nick says:

    I read the book Hamburger Hill by Samuel Zaffiri It was about the large battle that took place between May 11th to the 20th The story was based in Vietnam on Mount Dong Ap Bia The story began telling the history of the mount starting when the indians settled there and went all the way up till the war started and units of the 101st airborne moved into the valley surrounding it That was the beginning of the violent battle that would be known as hamburger hill This was a good book, it was I read the book Hamburger Hill by Samuel Zaffiri It was about the large battle that took place between May 11th to the 20th The story was based in Vietnam on Mount Dong Ap Bia The story began telling the history of the mount starting when the indians settled there and went all the way up till the war started and units of the 101st airborne moved into the valley surrounding it That was the beginning of the violent battle that would be known as hamburger hill This was a good book, it was slow to begin with but after that was very fast paced The first 7 chapters were about the history off the hill and were not that interesting after that the marines move into the valley and after that it was very interesting The story was well told and easy to follow but there were no real main characters, it skipped from person to person, so it was hard to tell who the author was talking about I rate this book at 4 out of 5 because it was occasionally hard to follow what character the author was talking about


  4. David Gray David Gray says:

    Samuel Zaffiri has written an excelent book on one of the key battles of the Vietnam War and US History.The valor of the Soldiers that fought for this hill is in keeping with the best traditions of the US Military Sadly it took fighting this battle, then retrograding off the terrain, to convince the Senior Leadership of the nation that the war could not be fought in this manner The result was Vietnamization and the eventual withdrawl of US troops from Vietnam I recommend this work to anyone t Samuel Zaffiri has written an excelent book on one of the key battles of the Vietnam War and US History.The valor of the Soldiers that fought for this hill is in keeping with the best traditions of the US Military Sadly it took fighting this battle, then retrograding off the terrain, to convince the Senior Leadership of the nation that the war could not be fought in this manner The result was Vietnamization and the eventual withdrawl of US troops from Vietnam I recommend this work to anyone that is interested in History, Military History, or current events because this battle went on to define Civil Military relations in the conduct of war


  5. stephen lindstrom stephen lindstrom says:

    Unbelievely devastatingI think this book explained so many questions,,,,but too what purpose We lost so many on the battlefield.,and afterwards when they came home The NVC took it all back There were too many wasted lives There s was no reason for t his war.none we lost..we lost I will never forget our men we lost and families devastated


  6. Michael Smith Michael Smith says:

    There s the Movie and then There s the Facts.The movie is one thing the actual events are another I found this a very well rounded look at the battle for Hill 937 It gives a good look at the battle from an abundance of different perspectives From the buck private all the way up to the two star general.


  7. Mary Riordan Mary Riordan says:

    Crouching Beast vs Dak ToWell described , comparable to Dak To, where casualties were worse both left w question what was accomplished Post comments of those involved key elements of story Crouching Beast vs Dak ToWell described , comparable to Dak To, where casualties were worse both left w question what was accomplished Post comments of those involved key elements of story


  8. Sean Froehlich Sean Froehlich says:

    Great bookThere may have been a lot of controversy about the war This book shows what they went through Amazing book


  9. John Williams John Williams says:

    Awesome read The pace of the book is outstanding The author does an amazing job conveying the feel of the battlefield Describing the various issues faced by squad, platoon, company, battalion, as well as brigade level of command This was an amazing fight with both sides pouring in all they have The fact that we were focused on destroying the enemy, not terrain oriented, shows how the US wanted to find and destroy the NVA There is nothing wrong with this The NVA wanted a fight and they g Awesome read The pace of the book is outstanding The author does an amazing job conveying the feel of the battlefield Describing the various issues faced by squad, platoon, company, battalion, as well as brigade level of command This was an amazing fight with both sides pouring in all they have The fact that we were focused on destroying the enemy, not terrain oriented, shows how the US wanted to find and destroy the NVA There is nothing wrong with this The NVA wanted a fight and they got one


  10. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    On Vietnam in HD on the History Channel, one of the highlights and most brutal battles was the battle to take over Hamburger Hill, one of the scariest hills in the world I wanted to know , so I read this very informational and knowledgeable book.


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10 thoughts on “Hamburger Hill: The Brutal Battle for Dong Ap Bia: May 11-20, 1969

  1. Jonny Jonny says:

    A narrative history of the assault on Dong Ap Bia, the subject of the movie of the same name.The book does a good job of setting out the reasons for the North Vietnamese occupation of the A Shau Valley, and subsequently the need for US efforts to dislodge them from their stronghold The repeated US assaults are told in detail, with the book finishing with an examination of the far reaching political repercussions of the battle and finally the participants are given voice to provide their views o A narrative history of the assault on Dong Ap Bia, the subject of the movie of the same name.The book does a good job of setting out the reasons for the North Vietnamese occupation of the A Shau Valley, and subsequently the need for US efforts to dislodge them from their stronghold The repeated US assaults are told in detail, with the book finishing with an examination of the far reaching political repercussions of the battle and finally the participants are given voice to provide their views on this.While the book provides an excellent overview of the battle, it lacks any personal input apart from the final section and only provides an American perspective on the battle although given it s publication date 1988 this is probably not surprising


  2. Clarke Wood Clarke Wood says:

    This book does a good job of setting the stage talking about the indigenous population in the valley, and how the Ashau valley became part of the North s supply network into South Vietnam The book also does well in telling a blow by blow account of the battle, and it finally concludes with the final thoughts of some of the participants of the battle The book is weakened by a failure to adequately place the battle in the context of the war, and it is written exclusively from the US point of vie This book does a good job of setting the stage talking about the indigenous population in the valley, and how the Ashau valley became part of the North s supply network into South Vietnam The book also does well in telling a blow by blow account of the battle, and it finally concludes with the final thoughts of some of the participants of the battle The book is weakened by a failure to adequately place the battle in the context of the war, and it is written exclusively from the US point of view There are no sources from ARVN or NVA participants Ironically, the political impact of the battle in the US helped to speed up the American withdrawal from Vietnam, so any tactical victory was offset by the fact that it was interpreted domestically as a useless bloodbath With the benefit of hindsight, if there was no solid plan to permanently hold the terrain, then simply engaging a protracted struggle to secure the hill did not make much sense in the context of an attritional campaign As it was each US attack was preceded by airstrikes, helicopter strikes, and artillery bombardments Even so, the battle took ten days and 500 casualties, and the hill was subsequently abandoned While the NVA sustained around 1,500 casualties, it was a fairly cost intensive way to kill enemy soldiers


  3. Nick Nick says:

    I read the book Hamburger Hill by Samuel Zaffiri It was about the large battle that took place between May 11th to the 20th The story was based in Vietnam on Mount Dong Ap Bia The story began telling the history of the mount starting when the indians settled there and went all the way up till the war started and units of the 101st airborne moved into the valley surrounding it That was the beginning of the violent battle that would be known as hamburger hill This was a good book, it was I read the book Hamburger Hill by Samuel Zaffiri It was about the large battle that took place between May 11th to the 20th The story was based in Vietnam on Mount Dong Ap Bia The story began telling the history of the mount starting when the indians settled there and went all the way up till the war started and units of the 101st airborne moved into the valley surrounding it That was the beginning of the violent battle that would be known as hamburger hill This was a good book, it was slow to begin with but after that was very fast paced The first 7 chapters were about the history off the hill and were not that interesting after that the marines move into the valley and after that it was very interesting The story was well told and easy to follow but there were no real main characters, it skipped from person to person, so it was hard to tell who the author was talking about I rate this book at 4 out of 5 because it was occasionally hard to follow what character the author was talking about


  4. David Gray David Gray says:

    Samuel Zaffiri has written an excelent book on one of the key battles of the Vietnam War and US History.The valor of the Soldiers that fought for this hill is in keeping with the best traditions of the US Military Sadly it took fighting this battle, then retrograding off the terrain, to convince the Senior Leadership of the nation that the war could not be fought in this manner The result was Vietnamization and the eventual withdrawl of US troops from Vietnam I recommend this work to anyone t Samuel Zaffiri has written an excelent book on one of the key battles of the Vietnam War and US History.The valor of the Soldiers that fought for this hill is in keeping with the best traditions of the US Military Sadly it took fighting this battle, then retrograding off the terrain, to convince the Senior Leadership of the nation that the war could not be fought in this manner The result was Vietnamization and the eventual withdrawl of US troops from Vietnam I recommend this work to anyone that is interested in History, Military History, or current events because this battle went on to define Civil Military relations in the conduct of war


  5. stephen lindstrom stephen lindstrom says:

    Unbelievely devastatingI think this book explained so many questions,,,,but too what purpose We lost so many on the battlefield.,and afterwards when they came home The NVC took it all back There were too many wasted lives There s was no reason for t his war.none we lost..we lost I will never forget our men we lost and families devastated


  6. Michael Smith Michael Smith says:

    There s the Movie and then There s the Facts.The movie is one thing the actual events are another I found this a very well rounded look at the battle for Hill 937 It gives a good look at the battle from an abundance of different perspectives From the buck private all the way up to the two star general.


  7. Mary Riordan Mary Riordan says:

    Crouching Beast vs Dak ToWell described , comparable to Dak To, where casualties were worse both left w question what was accomplished Post comments of those involved key elements of story Crouching Beast vs Dak ToWell described , comparable to Dak To, where casualties were worse both left w question what was accomplished Post comments of those involved key elements of story


  8. Sean Froehlich Sean Froehlich says:

    Great bookThere may have been a lot of controversy about the war This book shows what they went through Amazing book


  9. John Williams John Williams says:

    Awesome read The pace of the book is outstanding The author does an amazing job conveying the feel of the battlefield Describing the various issues faced by squad, platoon, company, battalion, as well as brigade level of command This was an amazing fight with both sides pouring in all they have The fact that we were focused on destroying the enemy, not terrain oriented, shows how the US wanted to find and destroy the NVA There is nothing wrong with this The NVA wanted a fight and they g Awesome read The pace of the book is outstanding The author does an amazing job conveying the feel of the battlefield Describing the various issues faced by squad, platoon, company, battalion, as well as brigade level of command This was an amazing fight with both sides pouring in all they have The fact that we were focused on destroying the enemy, not terrain oriented, shows how the US wanted to find and destroy the NVA There is nothing wrong with this The NVA wanted a fight and they got one


  10. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    On Vietnam in HD on the History Channel, one of the highlights and most brutal battles was the battle to take over Hamburger Hill, one of the scariest hills in the world I wanted to know , so I read this very informational and knowledgeable book.


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