Australia's entry into the Vietnam War
28 July 2012 - 2 September 2012

In the mid-1960s, Australia, concerned about the rise of communism in Asia, committed troops to bloster South Vietnam against the communist north. During the Vietnam War (1962-73) some 60,000 Australians served, including, controversially, 15,381 conscripts. The Australian Task Force (ATF) stationed in Nui Dat in the sourthern province of Phuoc Tuy, was the largest component of Australian military commitment. Additional support for south vietnam was provided by the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). This display pays tribute to the men and women who served in Vietnam.

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