Close Quarter Combat: First-Hand Accounts of Real Combat Experiences
Paperback, 298 pp
Copyright 1997 The Estate of Roger Ford
An AUSA Book
Close Quarter Combat is an anecdotal history that brings to life the fear, intensity, and raw courage of close-quarter combat in chilling detail.
Despite the development of deadly long-range weapons during the twentieth century and a substantial increase in the killing power of all weapons, modern soldiers have continued to fight the enemy at close range. Close Quarter Combatincludes firsthand accounts of waging war among the ruins of Stalingrad, fighting in tunnels during the Vietnam War, springing an ambush, and even fighting with axes on the Eastern Front during World War II. The book contains accounts from US, British, German, and French servicemen and covers both world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Falklands campaign.