The Battle of Long Tan
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.