Vietnam ANZACS: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72

Vietnam ANZACS: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72

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By (author) Kevin Lyles

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 242mm x 6mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841767026
  • ISBN 13: 9781841767024
  • Illustrations note: 55 b&w illustrations, 8 colour
  • Sales rank: 70,077

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The Australian Task Force of infantry, tanks and SAS with attached New Zealand units, was probably the most consistently successful formation in Vietnam. It had a high proportion of experienced regular soldiers who had recently fought in Malaya and Borneo, widely admired by the US forces for their professionalism and expertise in jungle fighting - using tactics quite different from the US Army. ANZAC advisors served with the ARVN forces and US Special Forces in Vietnam for a full ten years and were very influential - members of this Australian Army Training Team also won all four of the Victoria Crosses awarded for Vietnam.

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Author information

Kevin Lyles is an expert on the history of the Vietnam conflict, and a talented illustrator of 20th century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.

Table of contents

Background to Australian/NZ involvement in Vietnam through ANZUS treaty commitments; operations of Australian Army Training Team from 1962, NZATT from 1970; operations of ANZAC units with US 173rd Abn Bde, 1965; independent operations of I Australian Task Force, Phuc Toy province, from 1966; the ANZAC way - Australian/NZ tactics in jungle warfare; complete order of battle of Australian/NZ units in Vietnam; uniforms and equipment - evolution from early Australian issue, through evaluation of mixed US/ANZAC gear, to development of new ANZAC items.