Telling the history of Australians serving in our defence forces through our veterans’ experiences.
'30 Viet Cong tunnels'
2 min 20 sec
Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province
Australian War Memorial
Using a special detector, Australian troops found more than 30 Viet Cong tunnels and underground hides in an area about 4 kilometres south of the Task Force base at Nui Dat. The detector, a radar screen, was pulled over the ground and 'tunnel rats' from the Ist Field Squadron Royal Australian Engineers, had the unenviable job of exploring the subterranean chambers. Twenty-five tunnels were blown up during the sweep on 14 August, 1968.
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