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The Resource Danger close : the Battle of Long Tan, as told by the commanders to Bob Grandin

Danger close : the Battle of Long Tan, as told by the commanders to Bob Grandin

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Danger close : the Battle of Long Tan
Title
Danger close
Title remainder
the Battle of Long Tan
Statement of responsibility
as told by the commanders to Bob Grandin
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Those in direct command of Delta Company share their memories of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam, the Battle of Long Tan. They describe the experiences that brought them to Vietnam, and how Company commander Harry Smith drove Delta Company to become one of the most outstanding units in the Australian forces. Each platoon played a crucial role in Delta Company's survival. The artillery's commitment in providing an unbroken wall of metal through which the enemy had to advance is told from the perspectives of both the forward controller and the gun positions. We fly with the RAAF helicopter pilots whose ammunition resupply was the turning point of the battle, and experience the carnage of the battlefield through the eyes of those in the relieving APCs. The trauma of the battle did not end with the action, however, as politics began to play its part in the drama. The valour of those directly involved in the battle was never duly recognised. The ongoing efforts of the Long Tan commanders to right the many wrongs perpetrated in the wake of the battle, and their own journeys from the events of August 1966 draw the reader into a compelling dialogue on the aftermath of Vietnam
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Battle of Long Tan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1940-
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Grandin, Robert
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  • Australia
  • Long Tan, Battle of, Vietnam, 1966
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Soldiers
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Danger close : the Battle of Long Tan, as told by the commanders to Bob Grandin
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  • "Harry Smith, OC, Delta Company, 6RAR : Geoff Kendall, 10 Platoon Commander : Bob Buick, 11 Platoon Sergeant : Dave Sabben, 12 Platoon Commander : Morrie Stanley, Forward Observation Officer, 161 Battery, RNZA : Adrian Roberts, 3 Troop Commander, No. 1 APC Squadron : Bob Grandin, helicopter pilot, 9 Squadron, RAAF."
  • Originally published in 2004 as "The Battle of Long Tan"
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251402705
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760877262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Danger close : the Battle of Long Tan, as told by the commanders to Bob Grandin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Harry Smith, OC, Delta Company, 6RAR : Geoff Kendall, 10 Platoon Commander : Bob Buick, 11 Platoon Sergeant : Dave Sabben, 12 Platoon Commander : Morrie Stanley, Forward Observation Officer, 161 Battery, RNZA : Adrian Roberts, 3 Troop Commander, No. 1 APC Squadron : Bob Grandin, helicopter pilot, 9 Squadron, RAAF."
  • Originally published in 2004 as "The Battle of Long Tan"
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251402705
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 332 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760877262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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