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Australia's Battlefields in Viet Nam : A traveller's guide - Gary McKay

Australia's Battlefields in Viet Nam

A traveller's guide

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Being there 30 years on, standing on the fields of conflict, it all came rushing back. The good bits and the bad bits. But it left me with a feeling of comradeship and pride. I was glad that I made the journey. ..In 1971 Gary McKay was an Australian platoon commander in what was then South Viet Nam and was seriously wounded in one of Australia s major battles of the Viet Nam War. In 2002 he returned to Viet Nam and retraced the steps of the men who had gone before and after him, from 1965 to the end of the war in 1972, in what was Australia s longest lasting war...Now, in this book, Gary McKay presents an essential guide to the battlefields in Viet Nam for today s traveller. He provides practical tips on how to get to each site, what to look for and how to avoid the pitfalls of journeying in Viet Nam. Along the way, he chronicles the major battles fought by the 1st Australian Task Force, accompanied by gripping narratives of the actions...Illustrated with photos and maps, this book is a must for Australian travellers to Viet Nam who want to learn more about the conflict that cost so many lives on both sides.

Part One: Ho Chi Minh City and Environs..1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)..2 Around Ho Chi Minh City..Part Two: Baria-Vung Tau Province (Phuoc Tuy Province) and Environs..3 Vung Tau and Baria..4 Long Tan..5 Phuoc Hai and Ap My An ..6 Binh Ba..7 The northern border: Long Khanh Province..8 The north: Nui Le..Part Three: Around Bien Hoa City (Bien Hoa Province)..9 North: Gan Toi Hills..10 East: Fire Support Base Anderson..11 South: Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral..Part Four: Central and Northern Viet Nam..12 Central Viet Nam..13 North Viet Nam

ISBN: 9781741151855
ISBN-10: 1741151856
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 2003
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Edition Number: 1