The Resource Alpha one sixteen, A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam, Peter Clark, (ebook)

Alpha one sixteen, A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam, Peter Clark, (ebook)

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Alpha one sixteen, A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam
Title
Alpha one sixteen
Title number
A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Peter Clark
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Peter Clark's year in Vietnam began in July 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits, as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to seasoned soldier over the course of a year in the complexities of the Vietnamese conflict. Clark gradually learns the techniques developed by US troops to cope with the daily horrors they encountered, the technical skills needed to fight and survive, and how to deal with the awful reality of civilian casualties. Fighting aside, it rained almost every day and insect bites constantly plagued the soldiers as they moved through dense jungle, muddy rice paddy and sandy roads. From the food they ate (largely canned meatballs, beans and potatoes) to the inventive ways they managed to shower, every aspect of the platoon's lives is explored in this revealing book. The troops even managed to fit in some R&R whilst off-duty in the bars of Tokyo. Alpha One Sixteen follows Clark as he discovers how to cope with the vagaries of the enemy and the daily confusion the troops faced in distinguishing combatants from civilians. The Viet Cong were a largely unseen enemy who fought a guerrilla war, setting traps and landmines everywhere. Clark's vigilance develops as he gets used to 'living in mortal terror,' which a brush with death in a particularly terrifying fire fight does nothing to dispel. As he continues his journey, he chronicles those less fortunate; the heavy toll being taken all around him is powerfully described at the end of each chapter
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Midwest
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Clark, Peter
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Vietnam War
  • Military
  • UNITED STATES
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Alpha one sixteen, A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam, Peter Clark, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612006000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12210774
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12210774
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MWT12210774
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Alpha one sixteen, A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam, Peter Clark, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612006000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12210774
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12210774
System control number
MWT12210774
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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