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The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

-- Sun Tzu

Sappers in the Wire

The LIfe and Death of Firebase Mary Ann by Keith William Nolan. pp.287 ISBN 0-671-00254-6.

FSB Mary Ann was manned by the "Professionals" of 1/46 23rd ID "Americal" in March, 1971. They let their guard down and was overrun by a VC Sapper Btn on the night of 27-28 March, 1971. 30 men died and scores of others were wounded.

Keith Nolan is very graphical in this book that holds the reader's attention from start to finish.


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