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Australia's Vietnam : myth vs history

Author :  Mark Dapin

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  • Country Australia
  • Publisher NewSouth Publishing, Sydney NSW
  • ISBN9781742236360
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Infoviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight365 gms.
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Why everything you think you know about Australia’s Vietnam War is wrong. When Mark Dapin first interviewed Vietnam veterans and wrote about the war, he swallowed (and regurgitated) every misconception. He wasn’t alone. In Australia's Vietnam, Dapin reveals that every stage of Australia’s commitment to the Vietnam War has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and shrouded in myth. From army claims that every national serviceman was a volunteer; and the level of atrocities committed by Australian troops; to the belief there were no welcome home parades until the late 1980s and returned soldiers were met by angry protesters. Australia's Vietnam is a major contribution to the understanding of Australia’s experience of the war and will change the way we think about memory and military history. Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian. | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Australian. | National service -- Australia -- History. | Draft -- Australia -- History. | Australia -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. | Australia -- Armed Forces -- Military life -- History. | Australian

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