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The Vietnam Years

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 592 Nombre de pages
* 'A passionate, engaged and timely account of Australia's Vietnam War that's endlessly interesting and fair to all sides. Caulfie... Lire la suite
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Description

* 'A passionate, engaged and timely account of Australia's Vietnam War that's endlessly interesting and fair to all sides. Caulfield has an eye for both the absurd and the significant.

Préface
Powerful and graphic account of the Vietnam War - the reality of jungle warfare, and what it did to those who fought, and those who stayed at home

Auteur
Michael Caulfield has been a composer, musician, and tv and film producer and director. He was producer of the ABC tv series 'Australians at War', and together with producer Liz Butler, conceived and produced the Australians at War Film Archive.

Résumé

The Vietnam War was the longest and most divisive war in Australian history. Between 1962 and 1972, 59 000 Australian men and women served there; 520 were killed and over 2 500 wounded. Many of the veterans still bear the scars - physically and mentally.

This is the story of the Vietnam War but it is not in any way a chronological military history. A patrol on the last day was the same as a patrol on the first day. What hasn't been told so far is what really happened on patrols: how men fought, died and came back damaged in some way. It ranges from a superb and moving account of the Battle of Long Tan to the effect of a war where a man could come off a patrol in the morning - and that evening be back in Australia, discharged from the army, and drunk in the Bourbon and Beefsteak. We hear these men speak and tell of what it was really like. The Vietnam Years also tells the story of those who stayed at home - the Army wives who had to cope then and now and the wave of political protest at home that was such a part of this turbulent era.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Vietnam Years
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780733619854
ISBN: 978-0-7336-1985-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Little, Brown and Company
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 592
Poids: 740g
Taille: H234mm x B152mm x T35mm
Année: 2008