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The Resource The Typhoon Truce : three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war, Robert F. Curtis, (electronic resource)

The Typhoon Truce : three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war, Robert F. Curtis, (electronic resource)

Label
The Typhoon Truce : three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war
Title
The Typhoon Truce
Title remainder
three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Curtis
Title variation
Typhoon Truce, 1970
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It wasn't rockets or artillery that came through the skies one week during the war. It was the horrific force of nature that suddenly put both sides in awe. As an unofficial truce began, questions and emotions battled inside every air crewman's mind as they faced masses of Vietnamese civilians outside their protective base perimeters for the first time. Could we trust them not to shoot? Could they trust us not to drop them off in a detention camp? Truces never last, but life changes a bit for all the people involved while they are happening. Sometimes wars are suspended and fighting stops for a while. A holiday that both sides recognize might do it, as happened in the Christmas truce during World War I. Weather might do it, too, as it did in Vietnam in October 1970. The "typhoon truce" was just as real, and the war stopped for three days in northern I Corps--that area bordering the demilitarized zone separating South Vietnam from the North. The unofficial "typhoon truce" came because first, Super Typhoon Joan arrived, devastating all the coastal lowlands in I Corps and further up into North Vietnam. Then, less than a week later came Super Typhoon Kate. Kate hit the same area with renewed fury, leaving the entire countryside under water and the people there faced with both war and natural disaster at the same time. No one but the Americans, the foreign warriors fighting throughout the country, had the resources to help the people who lived in the lowlands, and so they did. For the men who took their helicopters out into the unending rain it really made little difference. Perhaps no one would shoot at them for a while, but the everyday dangers they faced remained, magnified by the low clouds and poor visibility. The crews got just as tired, maybe more so, than on normal missions. None of that really mattered. The aircrews of the 101st Airborne went out to help anyway, because rescuing people was now their mission. In this book we see how for a brief period during an otherwise vicious war, saving life took precedence over bloody conflict."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
HQD
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curtis, Robert F.
Dewey number
959.70438
LC call number
DS558.8
LC item number
.C88 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War (1961-1975)
  • Military operations, Aerial
Label
The Typhoon Truce : three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war, Robert F. Curtis, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Rain unending -- 1. The men of Playtex and life in Vietnam -- 2. The 159th, the aircraft, and the mission -- 3. Octover 14, 1970 -- 4. October 16, 1970 -- 5. October 17, 1970 -- 6. October 18, 1970 -- 7. October 24, 1970 -- 8. October 25, 1970 -- 9. October 26, 1970 -- 10. October 27, 1970 -- 11. Typhoon Joan arrives and the Typhoon Truce begins -- 12. October 28, 1970 -- 13. October 29, 1970 -- 14. October 30, 1970 -- 15. October 31, 1970 -- The aftermath -- Epilogue: They still live -- Appendix: Who they were
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001702609
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
255 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781612003290
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016429659
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001702609
Label
The Typhoon Truce : three days in Vietnam when nature intervened in the war, Robert F. Curtis, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Rain unending -- 1. The men of Playtex and life in Vietnam -- 2. The 159th, the aircraft, and the mission -- 3. Octover 14, 1970 -- 4. October 16, 1970 -- 5. October 17, 1970 -- 6. October 18, 1970 -- 7. October 24, 1970 -- 8. October 25, 1970 -- 9. October 26, 1970 -- 10. October 27, 1970 -- 11. Typhoon Joan arrives and the Typhoon Truce begins -- 12. October 28, 1970 -- 13. October 29, 1970 -- 14. October 30, 1970 -- 15. October 31, 1970 -- The aftermath -- Epilogue: They still live -- Appendix: Who they were
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001702609
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
255 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781612003290
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016429659
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001702609

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