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The Resource Australia and the Vietnam War

Australia and the Vietnam War

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Australia and the Vietnam War
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Australia and the Vietnam War
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Summary
In this landmark book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skillfully unravels the complexities of the global Cold War, decolonization in Southeast Asia, and Australian domestic politics. The Vietnam War was Australia’s longest and most controversial military commitment of the 20th century, ending in humiliation for the United States and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The war provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, particularly because for the first time young men were conscripted for overseas service in a highly contentious ballot system. The Vietnam era is still identified with diplomatic, military, and political failure. Was Vietnam a case of Australia fighting “other people’s wars”? Were we really “all the way” with the United States? How valid was the “domino theory”? Did the Australian forces develop new tactical methods in earlier Southeast Asian conflicts, and just how successful were they against the unyielding enemy in Vietnam? This book provides new, often surprising, answers to these questions
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Peter Edwards
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dictionaries
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History / Military
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Australia and the Vietnam War
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Publication
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ODILO:034300015190
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742241678
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Australia and the Vietnam War
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300015190
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742241678
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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