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Author Picken, Bruce, 1947-

Title Fire support bases Vietnam : Australian and allied fire support base locations and main support units / Bruce Picken.

Published Newport, N.S.W. : Big Sky Publishing, 2012.

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 UniM Bail  959.704332 PICK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 759 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 24 cm.
Series The Australian Army History Collection.
Australian Army history collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What is a fire support base?--Chronology of Australian military involvement 1962-1973--1 RAR at FSB Bien Hoa - operations from June to December 1965--FSB Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province - operations from January to July 1966--Battle of Long Tan - operations from July to December 1966--FSB Horseshoe and the Barrier Minefield and Fence - operations from January to June 1967--Battle of Suoi Chau Phu - operations from July to December 1967--Battle of Coral and Balmoral - operations from January to June 1968--Main force operations - operations from July to December 1668--Battles of Xa Binh Ba and Long Binh - operations from January to June 1969--Pacification operations - operations from July to December 1969--Withdrawal commences - operations from January to June 1970--Task Force close ambushing operations - operations from July to December 1970--Main Force operations recommence - operations from January to June 1971--Final battle - Nui Le - operations from July to December 1971.
Summary Fire Support Bases Vietnam is a meticulous documentation of the construction, location and role of fire support bases during the Vietnam War, compiled by Vietnam veteran Bruce Picken. Often makeshift bases hacked out of primary jungle, these artillery gun areas provided essential support to infantry field units during operations in South Vietnam.
Subject Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Artillery operations.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian.
Military bases -- Vietnam -- History -- 20th century.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- History -- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Australia -- History, Military -- 1965-1972.
ISBN 9781921941542 (hbk.)