Australia's Vietnam War

Doyle, Jeff, Grey, Jeffrey, and Pierce, Peter (2002) Australia's Vietnam War. Texas A&M University Military History Series, 77 . Texas A&M University Press, Texas, U.S.A..

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Abstract

Today the mere mention of Vietnam conjures up images of protest in American streets and tensions so strong they divided a country. Yet the United States did not fight alone. Comparatively little is known about Australia's experience–its motives for entering the conflict, national support for Australia's role there, and how that nation dealt with the aftermath of war. Here, Jeff Doyle, Jeffrey Grey, and Peter Pierce chronicle Australia's complicated involvement in Vietnam.

Australia's decision to participate in the conflict was part of a collective Western effort to stop Communist expansion. It was also a price willingly paid for assurances of American intervention in the event of an Indonesian attack on Australia.

Through an evaluation of the literature arising from Vietnam, the manner in which Australia memorialized its fallen veterans, and other expressions of the war's influences, this book offers important insights into the healing process nations face following such conflicts.

Item ID: 14206
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-58544-137-2
Keywords: Australian History; Australian Literature; Vietnam War
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2013 22:44
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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