Vietnam - Australian Vietnam Forces - DVA

  • Vietnam - Australian Vietnam Forces - DVA

Between 1962 and 1973, when the last Australian combat troops were withdrawn from South Vietnam, some 60,000 Australian service men and women took part in the Vietnam War, either directly or in logistical support roles. More than 500 Australians died, and over 3000 others were evacuated with wounds or illnesses. Others have died since from causes related to the war, or continue to live with the physical and mental scars. VIETNAM: Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial reflects on the experiences of Australian service men and women during the Vietnam War, using the quotes which are inscribed on the national memorial on Anzac Parade in Canberra to focus on different aspects of their service. Originally published in 2002, the book has recently been redesigned and this new edition has been printed to engage with a new audience and encourage Australians to honour the service of our surviving veterans.