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The Battle of Long Tan

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In August of 1966, in South Vietnam, 106 young Australian soldiers were surrounded by 2500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers, fighting for their lives. This documentary, narrated by Sam Worthington, The Battle of Long Tan is a tribute to the men of the D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment who stood their ground and came out victorious in a battle that helped defeat the Viet Cong.

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This account of the most famous Australian battle of the Vietnam War features the recollections of the six Australian and one New Zealander commanders of the units that made up Delta Company, the Australian fighting force. They share, in their own words, the story of Battle of Long Tan and their subsequent fight for recognition back home. A number of unresolved and controversial issues that arose from the battle, such as the awarding of medals and recognition of the combatant, are discussed.
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  1. JB says:

    Hmmm – russian jets & pilots in Vietnam same as in Korean War.
    North Korea only saved by Chinese Army / russian pilots taking part.
    Viet Cong were lapdogs of both Russia and China politically. All part of the 2 sided Cold War !
    As for assess whipped not quite ! look at the horrendous losses of NVA & VC personnel.
    In fact in almost all Battlefield type engagements the VC were beaten to the point where they went fully guerrilla oriented.
    Not that the NVA/VC & Russian advisers weren’t brave good fighters, same with the Aus/US troops. I guess what gets to me about the above comment is that it digs at the integrity of the foot soldiers who did their best and not at the politicians which is where the real responsibility lies.

  2. wtf says:

    “helped defeat the vietcong” They were not defeated. They won and drove out the imperialist invaders as well as their aussie lapdogs. Australians should be studying about how they got involved and how they got their asses whipped. Not focusing on one battle where you can claim victory.

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