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Vietnam Vanguard

Vietnam Vanguard

The 5th Battalion’s Approach to Counter-Insurgency, 1966

Edited by Ron Boxall and Robert O’Neill

This book is dedicated to all who died in service with the 5th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, during its first tour of duty in Vietnam, 1966–67.

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The Australian National University

Acton ACT 2601, Australia


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ISBN (print): 9781760463328

ISBN (online): 9781760463335

WorldCat (print): 1137863512

WorldCat (online): 1137863899

DOI: 10.22459/VV.2019

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Cover design and layout by ANU Press.

Cover photograph: Lance Corporal Gordon Meredith leading 9 Platoon in the shake-out after dismounting from Armoured Personnel Carriers into open terrain during the dry season, by Neil Ordner.

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The Commonwealth Government has not participated in the research or production of, or exercised editorial control over, this publication or its contents. The views expressed and conclusions reached herein do not necessarily represent those of the Commonwealth, which expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content or accuracy of the publication.

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