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Vietnam : the Australian war

Author: Paul Ham
Publisher: Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, including an in-depth history of Vietnam.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ham
ISBN: 9780732282370 0732282373 9780732287801 0732287804
OCLC Number: 225613062
Awards: Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Non-Fiction 2008.
Description: 814 pages [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The place --
Three thousand years --
The French --
Ho and Giap --
The Red menace --
The two Vietnams --
Viet Cong --
Enter the Americans --
First contacts --
The quiet Australian --
The team --
The Montagnard chief --
1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment --
The Iron triangle --
Cu Chi --
The Australian province --
Nashos --
To Nui Dat --
The village --
Long Tan-warnings --
action --
aftermath --
All the way --
with LBJ --
Draft dodgers --
R & R --
February 1967 --
The minefield --
The hamlet without a soul --
To January 1968 --
The Year of the monkey --
The Tet offensive --
Coral --
Balmoral --
The air war --
The press offensive --
Body count --
A politician's war --
WHAM --
Australian Viet Cong --
Accelerated pacification --
Binh Ba --
Vietnamisation --
Homecoming --
Morale --
Moratorium --
Platoon --
Last days --
'Baby-killers' --
Endings --
The North invades --
The fall of Saigon --
Cabramatta --
Agents orange, purple, white, green, pink, blue --
'Totally and permanently incapacitated' --
Welcome home --
Borne back ceaselessly into the past --
Vietnam War Honour Roll --
Units involved in Vietnam.
Responsibility: Paul Ham.

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