NVA Perspective

January 30th, 2005  
Whispering Death

Topic: NVA Perspective

Does anyone know of any good books written from the NVA or VietCong point of view? I'd be especially interested in reading something from the Jr. leaders because I'm quite interested in trying to figure out the mindset of the soldiers when they where being led by their generals to be slaughtered by what ended up in the millions by U.S. forces.
February 18th, 2005  

Topic: NVA perspective

Lex McAullay who authored the Battle Of Long Tan, went back to Vietnam to re write his book from the NVA perspective.
Brilliant read and some interesting conclusions come out of it. Especially when compared to his origional work.
June 8th, 2005  
He probably didn't even know Australia was involved in Viet Nam.
June 8th, 2005  
you could try Ho Chi Minh's autobiography.
November 16th, 2005  
Recommended Reading: Works by Bao Ninh, the author of The Sorrow of War. He tells of being drafted into the North Vietnamese Army in 1968 and fighting for nearly seven years. His unit lost over 80% of its men to battle deaths, desertion and sickness. In all those years, he never once fought against the Americans. His war was strictly a Vietnamese affair.
November 16th, 2005  
Also a very good movie based on a book called the "Golden Triangle" tells the story from both sides and then the two characters stories intersect when one is captured by the other. It put a very human face on the North Vietnamese side of the conflict.
November 18th, 2005  
Originally Posted by Wallabies
He probably didn't even know Australia was involved in Viet Nam.
Really? I didn't know that.
November 18th, 2005  
Geez, didn't Giap ever write anything?? There's the one I'd think would be the most useful.

Answered my own question:

" Vo Nguyen Giap has been a prolific writer whose titles include "Big Victory, Great Task", "Dien Bien Phu" and "Once Again We Will Win." "