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By Bruce T. Swain

Australians fought in each theatre of battle in global conflict II. So excessive used to be their involvement that through 1943 greater than 15 according to cent of Australia's inhabitants used to be serving within the defense force. during this daily list, we see how the battle escalated and the way the dedication of Australian forces elevated. the entire land battles within which Australian troops took half are coated, from the Libyan crusade in 1940-41 to Balikpapanin in 1945. The wide-ranging operations of the Royal Australian military in each theatre of maritime clash are specified - within the Arctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and the North, Mediterranean, Aegean, Caribbean and crimson Seas. The formation and critical operations of the RAAF squadrons also are chronicled, from the departure from Australia in 1939 of the boys who may shape the No. 10 squadron within the united kingdom, to the Mustangs of No seventy six Squadron - the 1st "British" squadron within the profession of Japan. The e-book is a complete account of Australia's involvement and a tribute to the person women and men who served so selflessly.

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M. to the sound of gunfire and explosions in the distance. The three of us who shared the house at No. 6 Nguyen Hue (Jim, Bob Ennis, and myself) gathered to find out what was happening. According to our Nung guards outside, the guard camp across the canal at Nam Giao was coming under attack, and they were noticeably concerned. To us, it wasn’t that unusual because we’d had probing attacks every few night in the previous months as the Viet Cong probed outlying ARVN and Marine outposts. A couple months previously, the Viet Cong had attacked and overrun a Marine CAP (Combined Action Platoon) post just south of Hue.

As is so often in combat, great plans are driven by personalities, and this can make the difference between success and failure. district advisor and our PRU. One day, he briefed me about a VCI tax team that was brazenly stopping traffic on the road between Ban Me Thout and Ninh Hoa on the coast. We met with the advisor’s Vietnamese counterparts, and they briefed us on the modus operandi of this tax team. It seems the tax team would establish roadblocks at several points along the road to collect taxes from passing vehicles, and they tended to use some of these roadblocks regularly.

We did not have functioning DIOCCs in our province while I was there; that came much later on in the war. Since most of our province was covered in mountainous jungle and sparsely populated outside of a few areas, it made much more sense to use the PRU as a provincial level asset than to have it dispersed throughout the province. Nha Trang City and Ninh Hoa District north of 25 I do not think it is accurate to say that the Americans were in command of the PRU in my province while I was there. We provided support: logistical, financial, and training.

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