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Peoples Self Defense Force, 1969
Item Number: 2171809001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 87]

Item Creation Date: 25 November 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Insurgency Warfare

Added: 06 Jul 2004[Updated: 23 Jun 2010]
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Publication of the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance - The Peoples Self-Defense Forces of The Republic of Vietnam
Item Number: 14040111001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 48]

Item Creation Date: 25 November 1969

Collection: John Haseman Collection

Added: 24 Jun 2010[Updated: 24 Jun 2010]
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Peoples Self Defense Force
Item Number: 2121211002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 85]

Author(s): Robert Thompson

Item Creation Date: 25 November 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 01 - Assessment and Strategy

Added: 22 Nov 2004[Updated: 22 Nov 2004]
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Handbook - The People's Self Defense Force
Item Number: 24990109002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 71]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Dale W. Andrade Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2017[Updated: 28 Feb 2017]
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Vietnam Feature Service (TCB-049):An armed citizenry's commitment ... The People's Self-Defense Forces
Item Number: 2131309012   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 31]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 06 Dec 2004[Updated: 06 Dec 2004]
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An Armed Citizenry's Commitment...The People's Self-Defense Forces - Vietnam Feature Service
Item Number: 2131502007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 31]

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 12 May 2005[Updated: 12 May 2005]
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Village Security Situation
Item Number: 1840111007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 20]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Training Materials

Added: 03 May 2005[Updated: 03 May 2005]
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Paper, Vietnam Feature Service - The People's Self-Defense Forces
Item Number: 24990220002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 31]

Item Creation Date: 1970

Collection: Dale W. Andrade Collection

Added: 03 May 2017[Updated: 11 May 2017]
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Fact Sheet, DEPCORDS - PSDF Participation in Phung Hoang
Item Number: 24993204007   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): James K. Patchell

Item Creation Date: 06 May 1971

Collection: Dale W. Andrade Collection

Added: 21 Apr 2017[Updated: 21 Apr 2017]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA002183   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Local Militia Units Provide Close-In Security in South Vietnam: ; For more than a year, South Vietnamese villagers have been assuming an increasing role in providing their own security against communist tax collectors, terrorist and kidnappers, banding together in hamlet militia units known as

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 26 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA002189   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Local Militia Units Provide Close-In Security in South Vietnam: ; For more than a year, South Vietnamese villagers have been assuming an increasing role in providing their own security against communist tax collectors, terrorist and kidnappers, banding together in hamlet militia units known as

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 08 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA002186   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Local Militia Units Provide Close-In Security in South Vietnam: ; For more than a year, South Vietnamese villagers have been assuming an increasing role in providing their own security against communist tax collectors, terrorist and kidnappers, banding together in hamlet militia units known as

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 08 Jul 2002]
Letter from Director PSDF Directorate to George O Spencer; Concerning Support of the PSDF Participation in Village/Hamlet Election Campaign
Item Number: 2131403038   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 4]

Item Creation Date: 08 May 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 28 Feb 2005[Updated: 28 Feb 2005]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA002177   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Local Militia Units Provide Close-In Security in South Vietnam: ; For more than a year, South Vietnamese villagers have been assuming an increasing role in providing their own security against communist tax collectors, terrorist and kidnappers, banding together in hamlet militia units known as

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 23 Aug 2001]
Message, Personnel: PAD - re: National Defense and PSDF Requirements - Record of MACV Part 1
Item Number: F015800170477   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 16 April 1972

Microfilm Title: Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Part 1: The War in Vietnam, 1954-1973 (MACV Historical Office Documentary Collection)

Collection: Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection

Added: 26 Apr 2013[Updated: 30 Apr 2013]
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Village Security Planning Guide For District And Mobile Advisory Teams
Item Number: 2810102002   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 72]

Item Creation Date: 1970

Collection: Roland D. Tausch Collection

Added: 13 Jun 2002[Updated: 13 Jun 2002]
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Report, Intelligence: DIP - Viet Cong Targeting of the People's Self-Defense Force - Record of MACV Part 1
Item Number: F015800191074   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 10]

Item Creation Date: 10 March 1969

Microfilm Title: Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Part 1: The War in Vietnam, 1954-1973 (MACV Historical Office Documentary Collection)

Collection: Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection

Added: 02 May 2013[Updated: 02 May 2013]
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Village Security Planning Guide for District and Mobile Advisory Teams
Item Number: 2160104001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 74]

Added: 21 Oct 2003[Updated: 21 Oct 2003]
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Memorandum 808
Item Number: 2160104005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 34]

Added: 22 Oct 2003[Updated: 22 Oct 2003]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA000779   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Officials - Thua Thien Province Chief Colonel Le Van Than (left) accompanied Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Lam on an inspection of the PSDF establishment-day ceremonies in Hue. General Lam commands the northernmost of Vietnam's four tactical zones. In the background are members of the Hue School

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000780   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Scout Boys - Several hundred PSDF Scout Boys, aged 12-16, took part in the establishment day ceremonies in Hue. The boys are trained to spot underground activity in their communities. During an attack they act as runners to link regular Vietnamese Armed Forces with PSDF units.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000781   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Dedication - The white obelisk, a memorial to the PSDF members of Thua Thien Province killed while defending their fellow villagers, was dedicated in ceremony at Hue climaxing a four-day training and demonstration encampment. The camp-put marked the first anniversary of the founding of the PSDF in

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Memorandum from W.E Coley and Attachment - re: The Vietnamese Village - A Handbook For Advisors
Item Number: 24990109001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 35]

Item Creation Date: 02 May 1970

Collection: Dale W. Andrade Collection

Added: 23 Feb 2017[Updated: 28 Feb 2017]
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Report, Indochina Refugee Authored Monograph Program - 'Pacification' by Tran Dinh Tho, Brigadier General, ARVN - Draft Copy for Final Review - Part 2 of 2
Item Number: 2850211001   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 107]

Author(s): Tran Dinh Tho

Item Creation Date: 30 November 1976

Collection: Earl Tilford Collection

Added: 24 Jan 2011[Updated: 24 Jan 2011]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA000783   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

People's Self-Defense Forces, unpaid and made up of youths, over-draft-age men and females of all ages, are organized soon after the pacification campaign starts in a hamlet to insure the Viet Cong do not attempt to come back. This PSDF unit defends a Thua Thien village.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Article: S. Vietnamese Villagers Are Part-Time Fightersfrom Detroit Free Press
Item Number: 2131313008   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): James McCartney

Item Creation Date: 01 March 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 07 Feb 2005[Updated: 07 Feb 2005]
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Terror in South Vietnam : The Pulping of a People - Congressional Record
Item Number: 2131710029   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 21 January 1971

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 26 Sep 2005[Updated: 26 Sep 2005]
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People's Self Defense Force - Press Briefing
Item Number: 2131804005   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 01 May 1971

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 18 Jan 2006[Updated: 20 Jan 2006]
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Wire Story from USIS - Vietnam Militia Provide Adequate Local Security
Item Number: 2121502013   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 17 December 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 01 - Assessment and Strategy

Added: 28 Apr 2005[Updated: 04 Oct 2010]
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Public Health
Item Number: 1840112006   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 9]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts - Training Materials

Added: 04 May 2005[Updated: 04 May 2005]
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Terror in South Vietnam - The Pulping of a People - III : Congressional Record
Item Number: 2131613156   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 5]

Item Creation Date: 30 December 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 15 Sep 2005[Updated: 15 Sep 2005]
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Photograph
Item Number: VA001994   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

PSDF member march off. Ceremony in Can Tho.

Item Creation Date: August 1968

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 01 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA001988   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

PSDF weapon training in Saigon

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 01 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA002199   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Mekong Delta farmers harvest rice as a member of the local PSDF-- People's Self-Defense Forces-- stands guard.

Item Creation Date: November 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 08 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA001998   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

A squad of People's Self-Defense Force civilians marches along a barbed-wire fence at their hamlet's perimeter. Organization of PSDF units like this has enabled militia troops to expand their offensive operations.

Item Creation Date: April 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 01 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA001961   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Civilian members of a PSDF unit get weapons training.

Item Creation Date: November 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 09 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA001966   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

PSDF weapons training, Saigon.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 01 Jul 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000776   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Song Fest - The final night of the rally was devoted to entertainment and relaxation including a music-drama competition among district PSDF teams. The entire membership of the encampment ended the program by singing the Vietnamese national anthem.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000777   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Worked In Shifts - Province Chief, Colonel Le Van Than (right), visited the sea-wall repair site frequently during the rally. Each PSDF district team worked in shifts to avoid heat exhaustion. The four kilometer dike was completed on Thursday.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000778   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Entertainment - PSDF representatives from Huong Thuy District wait for the next act. The entertainment, kept to the rally's final evening, included political plays, folk dancing and singing, and performances by popular singers from around the province and by district drama teams.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000782   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Mess Call - Simple fare in generous amount brings smiles to the faces of the young men of Thuy Phy sector PSDF team. Team members met to take their meals and rest periods together during the four-day rally.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000767   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

People's Self-Defense Force men patrol a barbed-wire perimeter on their way to relieve other PSDF men on sentry duty.

Item Creation Date: April 1970

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000839   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

He may be too old to carry a gun in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, but this man is a welcome addition to the People's Self-Defense Forces defending a Mekong Delta hamlet. Throughout the country there are more than four million PSDF members.

Item Creation Date: July 1971

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000775   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Team Effort - To promote team spirit each of the 13 district teams constructed a 'village' similar to this one, complete with defense. Wearing Phy My District scarves about their necks, these PSDF men line up for an inspection outside the tents that were their homes during the four-day

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Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Douglas Pike Photograph Collection

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 11 Jun 2002]
Fact Sheet, Operations: Command Center - re: Summary of Significant Activities - Record of MACV Part 1
Item Number: F015800230603   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 2]

Author(s): Colonel Robert I. Channon

Item Creation Date: 24 August 1972

Microfilm Title: Records of the Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Part 1: The War in Vietnam, 1954-1973 (MACV Historical Office Documentary Collection)

Collection: Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection

Added: 10 Jun 2013[Updated: 19 Jun 2013]
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Militia Defection Reported - Pacific Stars and Stripes - Newspaper Article
Item Number: 30080101043   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Publication Date: 30 April 1972

Collection: John G. (Jack) Heslin Collection

Association: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association (VHPA)

Added: 01 Feb 2019[Updated: 06 Feb 2019]
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4.4 Million PSDF - Newspaper Article
Item Number: 2234402044   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 12 August 1971

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 03 - Statistical Data

Added: 09 Feb 2005[Updated: 16 Feb 2005]
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Red Terror Attacks Kill 39
Item Number: 2311409033   (Click For More Item Information)
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[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 05 August 1971

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 05 - National Liberation Front

Added: 13 Oct 2003[Updated: 13 Oct 2003]
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Report: NLF Operations Vs G.V.N People's Self-Defense Force
Item Number: 2131308009   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 18]

Item Creation Date: September 1969

Collection: Douglas Pike Collection: Unit 02 - Military Operations

Added: 02 Dec 2004[Updated: 17 Nov 2005]
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