Australian Military Operations in Vietnam by Albert Palazzo
Australian Military Operations in Vietnam
by Albert Palazzo
Army History Unit, 2006, [First Edition], colour and b/w photographs throughout, paperback with wraps, ISBN 1876439106
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'From 1962 to 1972 Australia joined the United States in fighting a communist inspired insurgency of war in the jungles of South Vietnam against infiltrators who sought to overthrow the local government. Over 50,000 Australians served in Vietnam, 519 lost their lives and the conflict ended ignominiously in the insurgents' victory.
Over 30 years later, Australia again finds itself joined with the United States in a struggle against an insurgency, this time in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan. Although now in the past, the Vietnam War resonates with lessons for the Australian Army as it strives to defeat not Communism but Terrorism. Australian Military Operations in Vietnam highlights some of the success and failures of an earlier generation of officers for the benefit of today's leaders.'