Australia and the Vietnam War

Australia and the Vietnam War


In this landmark publication, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skillfully unravels the complexities of the worldwide chilly warfare, decolonization in Southeast Asia, and Australian household politics. The Vietnam struggle was once Australia’s longest and such a lot arguable army dedication of the 20 th century, finishing in humiliation for the us and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The warfare provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, rather simply because for the 1st time younger males have been conscripted for out of the country provider in a hugely contentious poll process. The Vietnam period remains to be pointed out with diplomatic, army, and political failure. was once Vietnam a case of Australia scuffling with “other people’s wars”? have been we actually “all the best way” with the USA? How legitimate was once the “domino theory”? Did the Australian forces improve new tactical tools in prior Southeast Asian conflicts, and simply how profitable have been they opposed to the unyielding enemy in Vietnam? This publication presents new, usually miraculous, solutions to those questions.

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