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The Resource Vietnam : the complete story of the Australian war, Bruce Davies with Gary McKay

Vietnam : the complete story of the Australian war, Bruce Davies with Gary McKay

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Vietnam : the complete story of the Australian war
Title
Vietnam
Title remainder
the complete story of the Australian war
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Davies with Gary McKay
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For Australians, Vietnam remains one of the most difficult-and controversial-wars we have fought. On the fiftieth anniversary of Australia's first involvement comes Vietnam: the complete story of the Australian war, for anyone who wishes to understand why Australia went to war, and who wants to make sense of the intensely unrelenting warfare. For Bruce Davies and Gary McKay, the history of Vietnam-its wars, colonial domination, its search for freedom and its subsequent loss-speaks to an Australian anxiety of a very small population far away from the centre of an empire to which it was firmly committed. The rise of Japan, the war in the Pacific and the postcolonial independence of the peoples of southeast Asia, coupled with the mercurial influence of Ho Chi Minh and the rise of communism, form the background to the commitment of Australian forces. Vietnam takes the reader to the front line, describing the experiences of soldier, politician, villager, enemy; and into the war room to unpick the military and political strategies. We see the challenges the Australians faced against not only a dogged enemy, but also those by the allies in the quest to defeat a powerful counterinsurgency. ... Meticulously researched and marked with acute critical analysis and a deep understanding of the place and the war, Vietnam shows the experience of Australian soldiers as never before."--Dust jacket gate fold
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10166948
Cataloging source
NRAND
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1944-
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Davies, Bruce
Dewey number
959.70433
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McKay, Gary
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True
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War
  • Australia
  • Vietnam
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the complete story of the Australian war
Label
Vietnam : the complete story of the Australian war, Bruce Davies with Gary McKay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049233951
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 690 p., [34] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741750287
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Vietnam : the complete story of the Australian war, Bruce Davies with Gary McKay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000049233951
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 690 p., [34] p. of plates
Isbn
9781741750287
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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