The Old Man's Trail by Tom Campbell
A Novel about the Vietcong

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A.U.S. Vietnam veteran presents the war from his enemy's perspective: a platoon of 15-year-old boys ordered to carry a ton of cargo 650 miles along a primitive network of trails.

About Tom Campbell

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Campbell is Profesor of Law at The Australian National University.
Published September 1, 1995 by US Naval Institute Press. 224 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Under Loc's command that day was Duan, a veteran Vietminh and Vietcong cadre who, surviving the brutal Tet day in Saigon, here leads a porter platoon of 60 teenagers, and more than a ton of equipment, on foot down the torturous 650-mile trail network known as the Old Man's Trail.

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The recent restoration of relations between the U.S. and Vietnam may spur interest in Campbell's debut novel, which deals with the journey of a North Vietnamese supply platoon down a torturous 650-mile trail.

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