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Across the Fence eBook ì Download ☆ dcmdirect Ë ☉ Across the Fence: Expanded Edition: The Secret War in Vietnam PDF / Epub ❤ Author John Stryker Meyer – Dcmdirect.co.uk For eight years far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions American Green Berets fought a deadly secreFor eight years far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group or SOG Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10000 enemy troops as they stack up the dead to build a human buttress for protection Witness a Green Beret shot in the back four times and left for dead who survives to fight savagely against incredible odds to complete his missions Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a Green Beret’s boot in the dark of night Cringe as a Sergeant on SOG Spike Team Louisiana calls in an air strike on his team to break an enemy’s wave attack A team member dies instantly and a Green Beret has an out of body experience as he watches his leg get blown off Knowing very little indeed about the Vietnam conflict generally and absolutely nothing about American Special forces during the war this book was a very interesting insightWhen I think about special forces operations today I think covert silently in silently out with the odd Bravo Two Zero style mission where special forces operatives are discovered and have to fight for their livesWhat became uickly apparent was that American special forces operating 'over the fence' that is in supposedly neutral countries bordering Vietnam fighting for their lives was a regular experience uite often the missions were compromised before they even got going leading to massive fire fights and death or evacuation for the special forcesThe book also highlights the incredible bravery of the native South Vietnamese troops that formed part of the combat teams and also flew the kingbee helicopters transporting the teams at great personal risk It also shows the ordinary soldiers respect for the sometimes suicidal bravery and tenacity of the NVAThe book also for me highlights the futility of this war because in all of the missions that are recounted in the book virtually none seemed to achieve a great deal even though many men on both sides died This is not to denigrate in any way the remarkable bravery of the special forces troops but the conditions they were operating in made major successes very difficult to achieveAs for the uality of writing well this is a soldiers memoirs not a great literary novel and so it is just fine and rattles along at a decent paceAll in all if you are interested in this sort of thing well worth a read

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For eight years far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group or SOG Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10000 enemy troops as they stack up the dead to build a human buttress for protection Witness a Green Beret shot in the back four times and left for dead who survives to fight savagely against incredible odds to complete his missions Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a Green Beret’s boot in the dark of night Cringe as a Sergeant on SOG Spike Team Louisiana calls in an air strike on his team to break an enemy’s wave attack A team member dies instantly and a Green Beret has an out of body experience as he watches his leg get blown off This book has to be one of the poorest books on Vietnam I've read The author's style is simply to list people and banal details of their operating bases in Vietnam Although written in the first person I am none the wiser as to the author's feelings about any of the operations andor fighting The book alludes to missions etc but just doesn't convey very much about the missions other than they landed in the jungle fired weapons killed some people and flew back to base It is a great shame and to be honest a great disservice to his colleagues

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Across the Fence Expanded Edition The Secret War in VietnamFor eight years far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions American Green Berets fought a deadly secret war in Laos and Cambodia under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group or SOG Go deep into the jungle with five SOG warriors surrounded by 10000 enemy troops as they stack up the dead to build a human buttress for protection Witness a Green Beret shot in the back four times and left for dead who survives to fight savagely against incredible odds to complete his missions Shudder as an enemy soldier touches a Green Beret’s boot in the dark of night Cringe as a Sergeant on SOG Spike Team Louisiana calls in an air strike on his team to break an enemy’s wave attack A team member dies instantly and a Green Beret has an out of body experience as he watches his leg get blown off I'd read about SOGSF in the periphery of other Vietnam books but didn't know much about what they didAcross the Fence is necessarily light on detail but gives an excellent insight into what the small teams faced crossing in secret into enemy territory in compete deniability The teams were also usually massively outnumberedI have the utmost respect for these teams