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Vietnam War 1962-1975
Vietnam War 1962-1975
'30 Viet Cong tunnels' (Video)
… it's just the smell of Vietnam and the smell stays with you for the whole time that you're there, until the time you leave.
'Return to Long Tan' (Video)
'Save Our Sons'
Save Our Sons (SOS) was established in 1965 in Sydney but soon other groups formed under the SOS banner across the country.
108 Field Battery in action (Video)
In the recent 'Operation Paddington' in Phuoc Tuy Province, Vietnam, the 105 millimetre towed howitzers gave invaluable artillery support. Officers and troops of Australia's 108th Field Battery, 4th…
As well as Caribous and helicopters, the RAAF sent No. 2 Squadron to Vietnam in April 1967.
The RAAF began its service in the Vietnam War on 8 August 1964 when three Caribou aircraft of the RAAF Transport Flight Vietnam landed at Vung Tau.
A second RAAF service began in Vietnam on 3 May 1966 when an advance party from No. 9 Squadron arrived at Vung Tau.
9 Squadron RAAF detachment
In 1967 No. 9 Squadron was operating in direct support of the 1st Australian Task Force at Nui Dat.
A letter of warning from Vietnam
This is to inform you that as of........................ 196 , a certain mudhound water-soaked and slightly crazy individual known as......................... is leaving our little City of...................... securely nestled among the jungles and rice paddies, located in the Southern part of a semi-tropic country in the Far East known as The Republic of Vietnam.
In early 1967, Brigadier Stuart Graham, the new Australian Task Force Commander, drew up plans for a barrier minefield which he believed would sever a vital Viet Cong supply route, preventing their
A war correspondent in Indo-China
I was fortunate that I'd had more than 16 years experience as a journalist in Australia, Britain and Papua New Guinea before becoming an ABC News correspondent in south east Asia in December 1967. I was also fortunate in having had quite a bit of military experience as a school cadet, a National Serviceman, as an NCO in the Papua New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, and as a Reserve officer at PNG Command Headquarters. Many of my fellow correspondents, including a few Australians, were far less experienced in journalism - and some had no military training whatsoever.
The conflict in Vietnam ended up engulfing neighbouring Cambodia and Laos.
Aftermath of Binh Ba
The Australians in Binh Ba had been lucky: Teeling was the only man killed. Many years later his niece, Sandy, visited Vietnam.
Part of the United States (US) strategy against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese was to deny them cover and food.
Alastair Bridges - First impressions of Vietnam (Video)
Alastair Bridges - Post traumatic stress (Video)
Alastair Bridges - Returning home (Video)
Alastair Bridges - SAS insertions (Video)
All the way with LBJ
The Vietnam War, in essence a conflict between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, had wider implications because of North Vietnam’s communist associations.
Armour played a vital role during Australia’s war in Vietnam. The ubiquitous armoured personnel carrier made its first appearance in the conflict during mid-June 1965 as part of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in Bien Hoa Province.
Armoured Personnel Carrier damaged by mine (Video)
Arthur Law (Australian Army), Partners & Allies (Video)
Arthur Law served as an infantryman in Vietnam and observed firsthand the different tactical approaches used by the Americans and the Australians.
Captain Mike Thompson arrived in Vietnam in early August 1962. A member of the first contingent of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV), Thompson was the only artilleryman among the group of 36 officers and men to have been selected.
Artillerymen setting up a fire support base (Video)
Attack repulsed at Australian Base (Video)
Australia and the Vietnam War (Educational), (Classroom activity)
This commemorative publication shares stories of Australians during the Vietnam War. Find helpful classroom activities, images and video files to encourage discussion.
Australia enters - 1962
In the early 1960s South Vietnam was a land beset by problems.
Australia, communism and Southeast Asia after Dien Bien Phu
In the wake of the Viet Minh victory over France in 1954, concern at communism’s growing influence in Asia was widespread as people sought both explanation and remedy. Carlos P.
Australian the victim of "friendly fire"
When Private Guy Watkins was wounded in Vietnam, the local paper in Tasmania reported he had been shot by a Viet Cong. But in a letter to his father written some days after the incident, it turns out Guy Watkins was hit by "friendly fire".
Australian Vietnam Veterans Reconstruction Group
The Australian Vietnam Veterans Reconstruction Group (AVVRG) was established in 1994 by a veteran of the war, Paul Murphy.
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The distant origins of the Vietnam War lie in the nineteenth-century colonisation of Indochina (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) by France.
Balmoral attack 1
Fire Support Base Balmoral was established on 24 May 1968 some four and a half kilometres north of Coral. The following day a four tanks from 2 Troop, C Squadron arrived from Coral.
Balmoral attack 2
The North Vietnamese launched their second major assault against Balmoral at 2.30 am on 28 May 1968.
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