The Ravens: The True Story Of A Secret War In Laos, Vietnam by Christopher Robbins

The Ravens: The True Story Of A Secret War In Laos, Vietnam

byChristopher Robbins

Kobo ebook | June 1, 2012

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Officially the war in Laos did not exist – both North Vietnam and the USA denied they had troops there. In fact, thousands of North Vietnamese were invading the country and pouring down the Ho Chi Minh Trail on their way to the south, and the Americans were fighting a vigorous war against them from the air. The Ravens were the pilots, all volunteers, who flew through heavy groundfire to identify targets and call in air-strikes. Their mission was so secret that they were ‘sold’ their prop-driven planes for a dollar apiece so they could be struck from US Air Force records. They wore no uniform and carried no identification. Refugees from the bureaucracy of the war in Vietnam, they accepted the murderous casualty rates of what was known as the Steve Canyon Program in return for a life of unrestricted flying and fighting. Devoted to the hill tribesmen they fought alongside, the Ravens did their job with extraordinary skill and crazy courage and with a humour that was all of its own. This is the story, brilliantly told for the first time by Christopher Robbins, of these extraordinary men. Based on extensive interviews with the survivors, it is a tale of undeniable heroism, blending real-life romance, adventure and tragedy.

Title:The Ravens: The True Story Of A Secret War In Laos, VietnamFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 1, 2012Publisher:Apostrophe Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1908556307

ISBN - 13:9781908556301

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read. A good and informative read on a little known aspect of the Viet Nam war and the impact it had on the local people.
Date published: 2015-09-01