St. Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1995. 1st Edition. Cloth. Quarto (248 x 192 mm.), xxi 412  pp., ill., index, bibliography, maps including 1 folded, cloth with pictorial dustjacket, maps on endpapers. Good in like dustjacket, Ex-library copy, labels on spine and front of dust jacket, labels and stamp on half title page, final page folding map has had an adhesive (pocket?) removed resulting in thinning of paper but is still complete. Plastic cover. Good / good. Item #719
This is the fourth of nine volumes of 'The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975'. "Beginning with the earliest moves to attain a Royal Australian Air Force presence in South Vietnam in 1962 it deals with the steady commitment of squadrons and specialist personnel from 1964 until the commencement of the general withdrawal of Australian forces in 1971-72, before describing the RAAF's brief return during the republic's final days in 1975...It also points to some of the after-effects of the Vietnam War on the development of air power in Australia." (Dustjacket) It is based on official government records of Australia, New Zealand and USA and interviews with participants. Appendices include: Command appointments, Awards and decorations, Unit honours for Vietnam service, RAAF casualties in Vietnam, RAAF aircraft based in Vietnam and Operational statistics of RAAF air units in Vietnam.