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Long Tan : the start of a lifelong battle

Author: Harry A Smith; Toni McRae
Publisher: Newport, N.S.W. Big Sky Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, just five kilometres from the main Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy rain, amid the mud and shattered rubber trees, a dispersed Company of 108 men held its ground with courage and grim determination against a threesided attack from a force of 2,500 Viet Cong  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Harry A Smith
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry A Smith; Toni McRae
ISBN: 9781922132321 1922132322
OCLC Number: 910309430
Description: 324 pages : illustrations, map, photographs ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude to Battle: 18 August 1966 by Toni McRae --
1 Beginnings in Tasmania --
2 Cannon Fodder to Go --
3 Murder in Malaya --
4 Body Parts and Battling Commas --
5 Battling Rushes of Blood to the Head and Heart --
6 These Boots Are Made for Walking --
7 Vietnam: Suicide Mission --
8 Battle Beginnings --
9 Into Battle: A 'Rorke's Drift' in the Rubber --
10 After the Battle: Uncovering the Truth --
11 Commando Action, Sailing and --
12 Battle with a Parachute: Plunge to Earth and a Crash of Dreams --
13 Battling the Brass: Australia's Shame Exposed --
14 Another War: the Battle for Recognition --
15 Battles in Life Beyond Army.
Responsibility: Harry Smith with Toni McRae.

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On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a group of Viet Cong soldiers walked into the right flank of Delta Company, 6 RAR. Under a blanket of mist and heavy monsoon rain, a dispersed Company of 108 men  Read more...

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