1000 Yard Stare: A Marine's Eye View of the Vietnam War - download pdf or read online

By Marc Waszkiewicz,Lea Jones,Crista Dougherty

ISBN-10: 0811717925

ISBN-13: 9780811717922

A grunt’s-eye view of the Vietnam warfare via hundreds of thousands of private photos

Marc Waszkiewicz served 3 excursions (1967, 1968, 1969) as an artillery ahead observer with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, the place he took hundreds of thousands of pictures shooting the wonder, drudgery, hilarity, and horror of the war. 1,000-Yard Stare collects the simplest of those in a publication that provides an unvarnished grunt’s-eye view of the Vietnam battle.

These are extraordinary, well-shot photos--most of them colour, a lot of them really arresting--of Marines within the box, in camp, on base, scuffling with, patrolling, writing, ingesting, wearing on. a few have the sensation of candid snapshots whereas others are extra composed (Waszkiewicz used to be, and is, an novice photographer), with matters starting from a gunner calculating levels with pencil and protractor and a chaplain accomplishing a battlefield mass to grunts smoking illicit ingredients whereas pretending to fish and pictures of barbed cord twisting within the jungle and watchtowers at twilight. additionally integrated are pictures from Waszkiewicz’s postwar many years of coming to phrases together with his reviews, reminiscent of a chain of poignant images from The Wall in Washington and his journey again to Vietnam. it is a visible memoir of the conflict.

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