Join Sir Max Hastings as he discusses his new book on Vietnam at the National Army Museum on 26 September.
Vietnam became the Western World’s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing participants on both sides, as well as researching US and Vietnamese documents and memoirs to create a narrative of an epic struggle.
Sir Max Hastings portrays an epic struggle at Dien Bien Phu, the TET Offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam and less familiar battles such as Diedo, where a US Marine battalion was almost wiped out. He brings to life the vivid realities of a war amid jungle and paddies that killed over two million.
Enjoy his fascinating story as well as a book sale and signing afterwards.
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