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The Resource The Nashos' war : Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin

The Nashos' war : Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin

Label
The Nashos' war : Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam
Title
The Nashos' war
Title remainder
Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dapin
Title variation
Nashos war
Title variation remainder
Australian national servicemen and Vietnam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 10 March 1965, the first nasho's birthdate was drawn from a lottery barrel at the Department of Labour and National Service in Melbourne. Over the next seven years, a total of 63740 young Australian men would be drafted into the army and face the prospect of being sent to war. The nashos came from all walks of life: plumbers and dentists, footballers and musicians, Christians and Jews, willing and unwilling. Some spent their two years square-bashing in Singleton. Others went to Vietnam to fight - and die - in Australia's bloodiest battles, including the slaughter at Long Tan. But our ideas of national service contain strange contradictions and inaccuracies: that the draft was unpopular but militarily necessary; that the nashos in Vietnam all volunteered to go to war; and that they were met by protesters and demonstrations on their return to Australia, rather than the huge welcome-home parades reported at the time. Here, Mark Dapin dramatically deconstructs the folklore of Vietnam and national service. Drawing on the accounts of over one hundred and fifty former national servicemen, The Nashos' War tells a vastly more personal and nuanced story of national service and Australia's Vietnam War than that previously heard. Most powerfully, it records with extraordinary intensity what it was like to be a bank clerk one day, and fighting for your life in the jungles of Vietnam soon afterwards
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10447321
Cataloging source
ANL
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1963-
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Dapin, Mark
Dewey number
355.22363
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • National service
  • Draft
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Australian national servicemen and Vietnam
Label
The Nashos' war : Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670077052
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits
Label
The Nashos' war : Australia's national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967573
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670077052
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits

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