Australia and the Vietnam War

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Overview: Video - 108 Field Battery in action.

108 Field Battery in action [AWM F03896 Film courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] silent, 16.1 MB

This film depicts elements of 108 Field Battery in action during Operation Paddington in July 1967, a ‘hammer and anvil’ operation conducted in conjunction with United States forces aimed at destroying the 274th Viet Cong Regiment. Despite this being the largest operation so far conducted by the Australian Task Force, the Viet Cong managed to slip away into the May Tao hills. The video depicts shirtless gunners in action as they receive target instructions and makes clear the strenuous nature of their work.

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