The Resource Vietnam

Vietnam

Label
Vietnam
Title
Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Paul Ham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time this is the full story of Australia's involvement in our longest military campaign 'Surely God weeps,' an Australian soldier wrote in despair of the conflict in Vietnam. But no God intervened to shorten the years of carnage and devastation in this most controversial of wars. the ten-year struggle in the rice paddies and jungles of South Vietnam unleashed the most devastating firepower on the Vietnamese nation, visiting terrible harm on both civilians and soldiers.Yet the Australian experience was very different from that of the Americans. Guided by their commanders' knowledge of jungle combat, Australian troops operated with stealth, deception and restraint to pursue a 'better war'. In reconstructing for the first time the full history of our longest military campaign, Paul Ham draws on hundreds of accounts by soldiers, politicians, aid workers, entertainers and the Vietnamese people. From the commitment to engage, through the fight over conscription and the rise of the anti-war movement, to the tactics and horror of the battlefield, Ham exhumes the truth about this politicians' war - which sealed the fate of 50,000 Australian servicemen and women. More than 500 Australian soldiers were killed and thousands wounded. those who made it home returned to a hostile and ignorant country and a reception that scarred them forever. this is their story
Summary
"The participation by Australian soldiers in the Vietnam conflict (1962-1975), including political background, accounts of battles and operations in Vietnam, soldiers' personal histories, and with reference to the anti-war movement."--Provided by publisher
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Australian History Prize, 2008.
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291365
Cataloging source
ANL
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Ham, Paul
Dewey number
959.7043394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the Australian war
Label
Vietnam
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86d7d761-46d2-41c3-a7b0-36f7423636f2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780732291570
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Vietnam
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86d7d761-46d2-41c3-a7b0-36f7423636f2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780732291570
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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