Behind the Wire
Images and Stories of Vietnam Veterans 13 August 2016 - 23 October 2016

Much has been written about the politics and military battles and strategy but I was interested in finding out about day-to-day life, how our guys coped with the situations they were put in and how they settled into life on their return to Australia.

Susan Gordon-Brown

Behind the Wire is an exhibition about Vietnam veterans, their jobs and their experiences, in their words.

Susan Gordon-Brown photographed and interviewed Vietnam veterans from all over Australia, asking them about their training prior to Vietnam, daily tasks on tour and life since their return to Australia.

The exhibition includes National Servicemen and regulars, soldiers, sailors, airmen and nurses of many different ranks and roles: cooks, dental assistants, truck drivers, tank drivers, forward scouts, riflemen, Training Team members, civilian nurses and more.

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