Tag Archives: Long Tan

GREG DODDS. Australian sacrifice in Vietnam, it’s time to rethink the way we memorialise

Mines are terrible weapons. They can still blow the leg off an innocent trespasser years after a conflict has ended. Dan Tehan, the Minister for Veterans Affairs demonstrated that, figuratively speaking, last month when he snarled at the Vietnamese that their cancelling the … Continue reading

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RICHARD BROINOWSKI. The Battle of Long Tan turns Fifty

    Some excitement was generated in the Australian press around 15 August when it was reported that the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan would be commemorated by Australians at the site of the battle at a … Continue reading

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David Stephens. Is this justifiable delicacy or insidious censorship?

The Battle of Bita Paka occurred in then German New Guinea on 11 September 1914. It saw the deaths of the first six Australians killed in the Great War, as well as the deaths of a German officer and 30 … Continue reading

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