Cloth. Octavo (248 x 193 mm.), xxv 614 pp., ill., maps, index, bibliography, cloth with pictorial dustjacket, maps on endpapers. Near fine in good dustjacket, dustjacket scratched very lithly worn on top edge, 2cm tear at top of spine repaired with adhesive tape, 5 mm. tear at upper edge of back cover, marks on verso of spine. Near fine / good. Item #718
This is the second of nine volumes of 'The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975'. "This volume begins soon after the Second World War and examines the commitment of Australian forces to Vietnam, first as advisers in 1962, then as a single battalion in 1965, and finally as an independent task force in 1966."(Dustjacket) It is based on official government records and personal papers and interviews with participants including former Viet Cong members. Appendices include: Summary of operations, 1965-1966; Australian headquarters and units allocated for service in Vietnam to 31 December 1966; Australian Army decorations and battle honours in the Vietnam War, 1962-1966; Roll of Honour, 1962-1966; Statistics.