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To Long Tan : the Australian Army and the Vietnam War, 1950-1966

Author: Ian McNeill
Publisher: St. Leonards, NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1993.
Series: Official history of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts, 1948-1975.
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"A policy of forward defence against communist expansion in Asia resulted in new alliances and strategies which brought great changes to the [Australian] Army. These new directions and perspectives together with events in Southeast Asia led inexorably to the commitment of forces to Vietnam alongside those of the United States of America - Australia for the first time going to war without Britain. This volume  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McNeill
ISBN: 1863732829 9781863732826
OCLC Number: 29668237
Description: xxv, 614 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Forward Defence. 1. New army, new strategy, 1950-1964. 2. The advisers' war, 1962-1965 --
pt. 2. The Battalion. 3. 'The only way': The introduction of ground troops, 1964-1965. 4. 1RAR: Initial operations, May-June 1965. 5. Developing a modus operandi, June-September 1965. 6. Extending the role, July-October 1965. 7. Maintaining the momentum, October 1965-May 1966 --
pt. 3. The Task Force. 8. An independent task force, May 1965-March 1966. 9. Preparing the task force, March-May 1966. 10. Phuoc Tuy: the province and the problem. 11. Establishing the base, April-June 1966. 12. Extending the controlled area, July 1966. 13. The pressure increases, mid-July to mid-August 1966 --
pt. 4. The Battle of Long Tan. 14. The enemy responds: The battle of Long Tan, 17-18 August 1966. 15. 'A very close thing indeed': Long Tan concludes, 18-21 August 1966. 16. Reflections on Long Tan --
pt. 5. The First Phase Ends. 17. Consolidation, August-December 1966. 18. A review. App. A Summary of operations, 1965-1966 by Colonel David Chinn MBE (Retd) --
App. B Australian headquarters and units allocated for service in Vietnam to 31 December 1966 --
App. C Documents --
App. D Australian Army decorations and battle honours in the Vietnam War, 1962-1966 --
App. E Roll of honour, 1962-1966 --
App. F Statistics --
Bibliography / Ashley Ekins.
Series Title: Official history of Australia's involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts, 1948-1975.
Responsibility: Ian McNeill.

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This explains the development of Australia's strategy and defence policies since World War II, the rationale for the deployment of forces to Vietnam in the context of international events, and the  Read more...

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