Australia and the Vietnam War by Peter Edwards

By Peter Edwards

The Vietnam conflict used to be Australia’s longest and such a lot arguable army dedication of the 20 th century, finishing in humiliation for the USA and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The battle provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, fairly given that for the 1st time younger males have been conscripted for out of the country carrier in a hugely contentious poll process. The Vietnam period continues to be pointed out with diplomatic, army and political failure.

Was Vietnam a case of Australia struggling with ‘other people’s wars’? have been we actually ‘all the way in which’ with the us? How legitimate was once the ‘domino theory’? Did the Australian forces advance new tactical tools in prior Southeast Asian conflicts, and simply how profitable have been they opposed to the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?
In this landmark e-book, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skilfully unravels the complexities of the worldwide chilly warfare, decolonisation in Southeast Asia and Australian family politics to supply new, usually stunning, solutions to those questions.

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