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Yarra Valley Vietnam veterans / A. J. McAleer
Bib ID 7818942
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
McAleer, A. J. (Anthony J.), author
 
Description Mt Evelyn, VIC : Mt Evelyn RSL Sub-Branch, 2018 
464 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780992399191 (paperback)
Summary

"Fifty years after they served Australia in the Vietnam War, sixteen veterans of that conflict from the Yarra Valley sat down with the Mt Evelyn RSL's historian and revealed, some for the first time, their wartime experiences. Their stories tell of our nation's involvement in Vietnam and spans the period 1964 to 1972. They served with the Navy, with the Regular Army, with the CMF and as National Servicemen. Their backgrounds varied as much as their experiences 'in country' during that time. It is a story of sacrifice and endurance, bravery and loss, good times and bad times. It reveals the environment they were forced to exist in and the role they played, from the mundane to the terrifying. Surviving all of this they then returned home to a nation where many people ignored or even condemned them. For most, those decades after the war were an ongoing battle to deal with the physical and mental scars" -- Back cover.

Notes

"With a foreword by Neville Clark MC, OAM; Introduction by the Hon Tony Smith MP"--Back cover.

Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Australian.  |  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Victora -- Yarra Valley.  |  Veterans -- Victora -- Yarra Valley -- Biography.  |  Yarra Valley (Vic.) -- Biography.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.
Other authors/contributors Clark, Neville, writer of foreword  |  Smith, Tony, writer of introduction

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