0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Description - The Battle of Long Tan by David W. Cameron

On the afternoon of 18 August 1966, a rubber plantation in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, Australian troops fought one of their bloodiest, most significant battles of the Vietnam War.

The Australians had arrived at Nui Dat four months earlier to open up the province. While out on patrol, Delta Company of 6RAR, originally numbering just 105 Australians and three New Zealanders, collided with Viet Cong forces numbering around 2500 troops, ahead of a planned Vietnamese ambush.

Under heavy fire and short on ammunition, the Australians could only guess at the enemy's strength and number. Morning light revealed a shattered woodland, trees bleeding latex - and hundreds of dead enemy soldiers who had fallen in the numerous assaults against the small Anzac force. What was first thought by the Australians to be a significant defeat quickly turned out to be a major victory.

Marking the battle's 50th anniversary, and drawing on unpublished first-hand accounts, David Cameron brings to life the events of this famous battle as it unfolded - minute by minute, hour by hour - and reveals the deeds of heroism and mateship now part of Australia's Vietnam War story. His compelling account commemorates the men who fought in the rubber plantation of Long Tan - and those who did not come home.

Praise for David Cameron's The Battle for Lone Pine-

Buy The Battle of Long Tan by David W. Cameron from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780143786399
ISBN-10: 0143786393
Format: Paperback / softback
(196mm x 130mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - The Battle of Long Tan by David W. Cameron

Book Reviews - The Battle of Long Tan by David W. Cameron

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Battle of Long Tan book by David W. Cameron and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - David W. Cameron

David W. Cameron received his PhD in biological anthropology in 1995 at the Australian National University and is a former Australian Research Council QEII Fellow at the Department of Anatomy & Histology, University of Sydney. He has conducted fieldwork in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is the author of several books on Australian military history and primate evolutionary biology and has published over 60 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals. He lives in Canberra.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Books By David W. Cameron

Shadows of ANZAC by David W. Cameron
Paperback / softback, March 2013
$25.49 $29.99
Our Friend the Enemy by David W. Cameron
Hardback, October 2014
$33.99 $39.99
Gallipoli by David W. Cameron
Paperback / softback, March 2011
$29.74 $34.99