Australia and the Vietnam War

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The Vietnam War

Australia enters - 1962

‘Expected location of some major units as at 1 September 1967’
By 1967 Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War was reaching its peak. The establishment of the Task Force base at Nui Dat during the previous year marked a substantial increase in Australia’s commitment to the war as the lengthening list of units deployed to Vietnam indicates. With the Malayan Emergency and Indonesian Confrontation over, Australia nevertheless retained a presence in Malaysia as part of the British Commonwealth’s Far East Strategic Reserve. [National Library of Australia G8961.R2 1967]


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Map 1962-64 ‘Location of some major units 1962-64’

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Map 1965 ‘Expected location of some major units as at 1 September 1965’