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The Resource The Nashos' war : Australian national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin

The Nashos' war : Australian national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin

Label
The Nashos' war : Australian national servicemen and Vietnam
Title
The Nashos' war
Title remainder
Australian national servicemen and Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Mark Dapin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 10 March 1965, the first nasho's birthdate was drawn from a lottery barrel at the Department of Labour and National Service in Melbourne. Over the next seven years, a total of 63740 young Australian men would be drafted into the army and face the prospect of being sent to war. The nashos came from all walks of life: plumbers and dentists, footballers and musicians, Christians and Jews, willing and unwilling. Some spent their two years square-bashing in Singleton. Others went to Vietnam to fight - and die - in Australia's bloodiest battles, including the slaughter at Long Tan. But our ideas of national service contain strange contradictions and inaccuracies: that the draft was unpopular but militarily necessary; that the nashos in Vietnam all volunteered to go to war; and that they were met by protesters and demonstrations on their return to Australia, rather than the huge welcome-home parades reported at the time. Here, Mark Dapin dramatically deconstructs the folklore of Vietnam and national service. Drawing on the accounts of over one hundred and fifty former national servicemen, The Nashos' War tells a vastly more personal and nuanced story of national service and Australia's Vietnam War than that previously heard. Most powerfully, it records with extraordinary intensity what it was like to be a bank clerk one day, and fighting for your life in the jungles of Vietnam soon afterwards
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1963-
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Dapin, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Draft
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • National service
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The Nashos' war : Australian national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
39616216
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670077052
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39616216
  • (Sirsi) 39616216
Label
The Nashos' war : Australian national servicemen and Vietnam, Mark Dapin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Control code
39616216
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
470 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670077052
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 39616216
  • (Sirsi) 39616216

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