Australia and the Vietnam War by Peter Edwards PDF

By Peter Edwards

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

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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