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The Resource The platoon commander, John O'Halloran ; with Ric Teague

The platoon commander, John O'Halloran ; with Ric Teague

Label
The platoon commander
Title
The platoon commander
Statement of responsibility
John O'Halloran ; with Ric Teague
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John O'Halloran was a country boy from Tamworth, NSW, who was called up for national service not long after the start of the Vietnam War. As a tough and determined 21yearold, he guided 6 RAR's B Company 5 Platoon through some of the biggest conflicts of the war, including Operation Hobart and the Battle of Long Tan. But he faced his hardest military challenge at Operation Bribie, leading a fixed bayonet charge against a deadly Viet Cong jungle stronghold. The Platoon Commander is an unmissable and devastating firsthand account of the realities and brutalities of war, and especially this war fought in jungles, not trenches, which would go on to bitterly divide Australians. O'Halloran's sense of duty and strong character carried him and his men through fierce battles and uncertainty. His sense of humour kept him going through the years afterwards. His indomitable spirit inspired the men of 5 Platoon to fight against the odds to achieve the mission no matter how treacherous and even away from the action and in the many years since O'Halloran kept the respect of his men. Now regarded by many of his peers as a national treasure, John Patrick Joseph O'Halloran has been quoted in almost every important book written about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, yet has never told his own remarkable story
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Halloran, J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teague, Ric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Halloran, J.
  • Australia
  • Soldiers
  • Long Tan, Battle of, Vietnam, 1966
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
Label
The platoon commander, John O'Halloran ; with Ric Teague
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The extraordinary story of the man who led Australia's most decorated platoon of the Vietnam War"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733647475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Label
The platoon commander, John O'Halloran ; with Ric Teague
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The extraordinary story of the man who led Australia's most decorated platoon of the Vietnam War"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733647475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits

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