By Peter Edwards

The Vietnam battle used to be Australia’s longest and so much debatable army dedication of the 20 th century, finishing in humiliation for the us and its allies with the downfall of South Vietnam. The battle provoked deep divisions in Australian society and politics, really for the reason that for the 1st time younger males have been conscripted for abroad carrier in a hugely contentious poll method. The Vietnam period continues to be pointed out with diplomatic, army and political failure.

Was Vietnam a case of Australia battling ‘other people’s wars’? have been we actually ‘all the best way’ with the USA? How legitimate was once the ‘domino theory’? Did the Australian forces advance new tactical tools in prior Southeast Asian conflicts, and simply how profitable have been they opposed to the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?
In this landmark publication, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skilfully unravels the complexities of the worldwide chilly warfare, decolonisation in Southeast Asia and Australian family politics to supply new, usually excellent, solutions to those questions.

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