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The minefield : an Australian tragedy in Vietnam

Author: Greg Lockhart
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the Australian minefield laid in the Phuc Tuy Province in 1967 that played havoc with Australia's military operations in Vietnam and constituted the greatest tactical blunder in Australian military history since World War Two.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lockhart, Greg.
Minefield.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2007
(DLC) 2007405564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Lockhart
ISBN: 9781741761924 1741761921
OCLC Number: 648294973
Awards: Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Awards 2008 (Australia)
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1 Barrier reef --
2 Barrier base --
3 Barrier minefield --
4 Graham's plan --
5 Orders for Operation Leeton --
6 Building the fence and laying the mines --
7 Stealing the mines and defending Long Dat --
8 Operation Pinaroo --
9 The promotion --
10 The battle for 'the box' I --
11 The battle for 'the box' II --
12 The great official silence --
13 Dante's inferno --
14 Black Saturday and beyond --
15 Misreading Phuoc Tuy to the finish --
16 Conclusion --
Epilogue --
Appendix I: Ministerial Press Release 4904 of 16 June 1967 --
Appendix II: The Vietnam Database by Hugh Conant --
Notes --
Bibliography
Responsibility: Greg Lockhart.

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In 1967, Brigadier Stuart Graham issued the calamitous order that led to one of the greatest disasters in Australian military history. This title tells the true story behind one of the greatest  Read more...

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