Danny Blomeley - Mixed feelings

Running time
56 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


I remember wanting to get back home at that point in time. I think I had mixed emotions about it there. I wasn't sure whether we'd made a difference or not, because it was still very raw over there. And the history tells that the UN, or UNTAC in particular had certain levels of success in terms of implementing a democratic constitution. But there was also some failings at the UN.

So I suppose you'd just focus on what you had control over. And I feel we had a positive impact down there, but how lasting it was, I'm not sure…I think that the main objective was to disarm the Khmer Rouge primarily, which didn't occur, particularly up in the north of Cambodia.

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