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FIRST TO FIGHT: U.S. AIRBORNE (173rd Airborne Bde.), The AUSTRALIAN DIGGERS, and NEW ZEALAND KIWIS in VIETNAM 1965-1966. An action packed history of a unique and deadly combat alliance of elite soldiers of three countries.
FIRST TO FIGHT: U.S. AIRBORNE (173rd Airborne Bde.),
The U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and its attached Australian Diggers and New Zealand Kiwis was the first Allied formation into the infamous WAR ZONE D, the first into the booby-trapped IRON TRIANGLE, the first to face the NVA, the first into the HO BO WOODS. This is an action packed history of this unique and deadly combat alliance. The contrasts between the "GUNG HO" firepower of the 173rd and the PREDATORY style of the Diggers were to shape their relations until the end. 322 pages, 51 rare photos, 17 maps.