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On Patrol in Vietnam

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The Vietnam War

( On Patrol in Vietnam)

Australian policy was at this time to stop any form of communism effect within the region. It was also the first time that there was front line news coverage in war and the first time that it was recognized that  it could be used to  manipulate the media and create in effect propaganda to effect outcomes back home  and play on emotion. Hence there was much anti war protests but this was fuelled by the propaganda they wished to portray hence the Australian soldiers were  given a hard time and no welcome home parade. Gladly they are all recognised today but lessons to be learnt about the correct factual information being reported in all forms of media and no matter what we must always support our troops.  The Vietnam war was a different war it was guerilla warfare and there was continual contact. There were 4,000 RAAF  and around 3,000 RAN sent to Vietnam plus 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and support all left for Vietnam in May 1965.They were located in Bien Hoa  to secure the airbase with overall command by the Americans. Vietnam was originally a French colony area that was called Indochina. The other countries were Myanmar(Burma), and Laos, Thailand,Cambodia,Malaysia. There was always resistance to the French in Vietnam but when the Japanese took over in 1945 the resistance was pushed by a man called Ho Chin Minh and when the Japanese pulled out of Vietnam Ho Chin Minh took over the North of Vietnam with his communist rule calling it the independent Republic of Vietnam. But the French decided to return to Indochina in 1945 and tried to bring the area back under the French Empire. They were helped by the Americans who’s policy was to stop the spread of communism. But the French were defeated by Ho Chin Minh and General Gap. Geneva decided that Vietnam be divided into two states. The North with Ho Chin Minh and the South with Ngo Dinh Diem which was anti communist it was called the 17th parallel line. The Americans supported Ngo Dinh Diem even though he was not a clean slate and there was a resistance within the military against Ngo Dinh Diem this was called The Nationalist Liberation Front or Viet Cong who were working with the communist guerilla forces from the North. Australian Forces were involved in search and destroy with the Americans. There were differences in tactics between the Americans and Australians. In 1965 there was conscription by 1966 two new battalions were created with regular and conscripts. It was The First Australian Task Force   and it had to look after Phuoc  Tuy between Saigon and the port of Vung Tau they were independent of America. The most famous battle was Long Tan in 18th August 1966 fought against many odds in a rubber plantation with the Australian  6th  Battalion D company surrounded. There were 50.000 Australian troops sent to Vietnam 520 killed 2,000 wounded.

Explanation of the word communism from Webster’s Dictionary  New York 1956.   It is an economical theory or system of the ownership of all property by community as a whole also ownership of all means of production and distribution of community or society with society sharing in the work and production. Suppression of all opposition parties and suppression of all individual liberties under a dictatorship.

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

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The Vietnam War

( On Patrol in Vietnam)

Australian policy was at this time to stop any form of communism effect within the region. It was also the first time that there was front line news coverage in war and the first time that it was recognized that  it could be used to  manipulate the media and create in effect propaganda to effect outcomes back home  and play on emotion. Hence there was much anti war protests but this was fuelled by the propaganda they wished to portray hence the Australian soldiers were  given a hard time and no welcome home parade. Gladly they are all recognised today but lessons to be learnt about the correct factual information being reported in all forms of media and no matter what we must always support our troops.  The Vietnam war was a different war it was guerilla warfare and there was continual contact. There were 4,000 RAAF  and around 3,000 RAN sent to Vietnam plus 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and support all left for Vietnam in May 1965.They were located in Bien Hoa  to secure the airbase with overall command by the Americans. Vietnam was originally a French colony area that was called Indochina. The other countries were Myanmar(Burma), and Laos, Thailand,Cambodia,Malaysia. There was always resistance to the French in Vietnam but when the Japanese took over in 1945 the resistance was pushed by a man called Ho Chin Minh and when the Japanese pulled out of Vietnam Ho Chin Minh took over the North of Vietnam with his communist rule calling it the independent Republic of Vietnam. But the French decided to return to Indochina in 1945 and tried to bring the area back under the French Empire. They were helped by the Americans who’s policy was to stop the spread of communism. But the French were defeated by Ho Chin Minh and General Gap. Geneva decided that Vietnam be divided into two states. The North with Ho Chin Minh and the South with Ngo Dinh Diem which was anti communist it was called the 17th parallel line. The Americans supported Ngo Dinh Diem even though he was not a clean slate and there was a resistance within the military against Ngo Dinh Diem this was called The Nationalist Liberation Front or Viet Cong who were working with the communist guerilla forces from the North. Australian Forces were involved in search and destroy with the Americans. There were differences in tactics between the Americans and Australians. In 1965 there was conscription by 1966 two new battalions were created with regular and conscripts. It was The First Australian Task Force   and it had to look after Phuoc  Tuy between Saigon and the port of Vung Tau they were independent of America. The most famous battle was Long Tan in 18th August 1966 fought against many odds in a rubber plantation with the Australian  6th   Battalion D company surrounded. There were 50.000 Australian troops sent to Vietnam 520 killed 2,000 wounded. 

Explanation of the word communism from Webster’s Dictionary  New York 1956.   It is an economical theory or system of the ownership of all property by community as a whole also ownership of all means of production and distribution of community or society with society sharing in the work and production. Suppression of all opposition parties and suppression of all individual liberties under a dictatorship. 

Printed on quality 200gsm gloss art paper. Packaged and sent in a mailing tube to protect edges.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 15 × 10 cm
Size of Print

A2 size (420 x 594), A3 size (297×420)

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