Accession Number:

AD0691719

Title:

DOCUMENTS OF AN ELITE VIET CONG DELTA UNIT: THE DEMOLITION PLATOON OF THE 514TH BATTALION - PART FIVE: PERSONAL LETTERS

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA

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Report Date:

1969-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The report presents a collection of translations of the personal correspondence of members of a Viet Cong demolition unit operating in the Mekong Delta. These letters to friends and relatives reveal the hopes and fears of soldiers in wartime. Although they have a self-conscious tone, perhaps because their authors feared censorship, the contents are no doubt sincere. They impart a strong sense of group solidarity and social cohesiveness.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE