By Peter Edwards
Was Vietnam a case of Australia struggling with ‘other people’s wars’? have been we actually ‘all the way in which’ with the USA? How legitimate used to be the ‘domino theory’? Did the Australian forces boost new tactical tools in past Southeast Asian conflicts, and simply how profitable have been they opposed to the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?
In this landmark booklet, award-winning historian Peter Edwards skilfully unravels the complexities of the worldwide chilly struggle, decolonisation in Southeast Asia and Australian family politics to supply new, usually incredible, solutions to those questions.
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