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Jungle Tracks : Australian armour in Viet Nam - Gary McKay

Jungle Tracks

Australian armour in Viet Nam

Paperback Published: 1st April 2001
ISBN: 9781865084497
Number Of Pages: 352

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What was it like to sit in the drivers' and gunners' seats of the Australian tanks and armoured personnel carriers that fought in the Viet Nam War? Jungle Tracks takes us into the thick of the battles, the ambushes and the horrendous mine incidents that claimed the lives of so many Australian soldiers.

Veterans of the Armoured Corps share their experiences of fighting in the jungles and paddy fields of Viet Nam. In their own words, these men describe the special skills they needed and the dangers they encountered. And with brutal honesty, they tell the story of the decisive role played by the armoured forces in all the major battles involving Australians-both the failures and the incredible successes.

Gary McKay, himself a Viet Nam veteran, and Graeme Nicholas, an Armoured Corps soldier, skilfully assemble these men's accounts to provide a unique view of the Viet Nam War.

Experience has led me to think that I would approve of this book, and this has proved to be the case deserves to be read and appreciated widely.' Hugh Collis Stand To



Glossary of terms and abbreviations


1 Introduction

2 Training for War

3 Here Comes the Cavalry

4 Koalas No More

5 Ambushing: Waiting, Waiting

6 Escorting: Road Runners

7 Defensive Tasks: Walls of Steel

8 Troop Carrying: Mount Up

9 Rumble in the Jungle

10 The Battle of Binh Ba

11 Mines: the Hidden Menace

12 Casualties

13 Cool Down, Switch Off

14 Not Only, But Also

15 The Enemy

16 The Aftermath




ISBN: 9781865084497
ISBN-10: 1865084492
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1