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Viet Cong Tunnels: Video - 30 Viet Cong tunnels

30 Viet Cong tunnels [AWM F04222 Film courtesy of the Australian War Memorial] silent, 13.9 MB

Using a special detector, Australian troops found more than 30 Viet Cong tunnels and underground hides in an area about 4 kilometres south of the Task Force base at Nui Dat. The detector, a radar screen, was pulled over the ground and ‘tunnel rats’ from the Ist Field Squadron Royal Australian Engineers, had the unenviable job of exploring the subterranean chambers. Twenty-five tunnels were blown up during the sweep on 14 August, 1968.

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