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Battle of Binh Ba: Video - Rebuilding Binh Ba

Rebuilding Binh Ba [AWM F04344 Film courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] silent, 23 MB

Almost as soon as the fighting in Binh Ba came to an end, Australian civil affairs workers and engineers moved in to begin rebuilding the shattered village. Members of the 17th Construction Squadron are shown repairing some buildings while others knock down those that were beyond fixing. The film points to the importance of the ‘hearts and minds’ aspects of the war and shows the Australians to have made a considerable effort to repair battle-damaged homes in the aftermath of a vicious battle.

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