FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10.
Only 5 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Blackjack 33: with Specia... has been added to your Basket

Dispatch to:
To see addresses, please
Or
Please enter a valid UK postcode.
Or
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Blackjack 33: with Special Forces in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone Mass Market Paperback – 1 Aug 1999

4.5 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
£7.99
£3.41 £0.60
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£7.99 FREE UK Delivery on book orders dispatched by Amazon over £10. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Frequently bought together

  • Blackjack 33: with Special Forces in the Viet Cong Forbidden Zone
  • +
  • Sog: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam
  • +
  • Chickenhawk
Total price: £23.19
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine; Reprint edition (1 Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804117640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804117647
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 2.3 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 158,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

From the Inside Flap

"You have to react instinctively. In this game there's no second place, only the quick and the dead."
In Vietnam, Mobile Guerrilla Force was the only American unit that truly carried out guerrilla-style hit-and-run military operations. Armed with silencer-equipped MK-II British Sten guns, M-16s, M-79s, and M-60s, the men of the Mobile Guerilla Force roamed for weeks at a time through steamy triple-canopy jungle in areas owned by NVA and VC, destroying base camps, ambushing enemy forces, and gathering the intelligence Saigon desperately needed.
In 1967, James Donahue was a Special Forces medic and an assistant platoon leader for the Mobile Guerrilla Force's fiercely anti-Vietnamese Cambodian mercenaries. On mission Blackjack-33, they were to act as bait and lure VC and NVA regiments into decisive engagements so that they could be targeted and destroyed by the 1st Infantry Division. Well, the MGF did its job, but the 1st Infantry Division refused to show up. . . .
Now, with the brutal, unflinching honesty only an eyewitness could possess, Donahue relives the deadly adrenaline rush of firefights conducted on the run and medical operations performed under fire, capturing the savage courage and sacrifice of these proud U.S. and Cambodian warriors.

About the Author

James C. Donahue joined the Marine Corps when he was seventeen years old and served with the Corps through the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. After being discharged, he enlisted in the Army and volunteered for Special Forces. As a Green Beret, he served with the 6th and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Vietnam. His many military awards and decorations include the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Air Medals, the Combat Medical Badge, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
He was seriously wounded on July 18, 1967, and returned to the States where he earned a bachelor s degree in anthropology and a master s in social sciences. In 1983 AMVETS selected him as the Outstanding Civil Servant in the nation. He has written two previous books, Blackjack-34, which was awarded the Freedom Foundation s George Washington Honor Medal, and Mobile Guerrilla Force. Donahue and his wife live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and have two grown children."


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on 19 September 2012
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
11 Comment| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 March 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 October 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 November 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
22 Comments| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
VINE VOICEon 17 July 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 12 September 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 17 January 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
0Comment| 35 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: samsung flip phone

Look for similar items by category

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?