Gunners Vietnam 67/68


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Title: Gunners Vietnam 67/68

Author: Borrow, Ben; Godfrey, John and Clark, Neville MC OAM

Condition: Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2016

ISBN: 9780994639608

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket  - 101 pages

Comments: This First Edition, 100-page historic coffee-table book, crammed with more than 150 previously unpublished coloured photographs, features 106 Field Battery, 4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery Gunners, enduring the physical challenges and morale testing faced by a typical Australian soldier such as surviving the scant living and arduous fighting conditions, the dust, mud, and oppressive heat, at numerous Fire Support Bases throughout South Vietnam in 1967 and 1968, as well as in this home away from home, theAustralian Task Force base at “Nui Dat”.

As direct support battery for the 7 th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, throughout 1967/68, 106 Field Battery gunners played a crucial part in the “Battle of Suoi Chau Pha” and the “68 Tet Offensive Battle of the Bunkers”, both of which are recounted from official reports written at the time by those who fought in them.

The book itself took two 106 Field Battery ex-gunners, “John Godfrey” and “Ben Burrow”, together with “Neville Clark, MC, OAM”, (the Forward Observation Officer at the “Chau Pha Battle”) some 12 months to design, research, collate and edit photographs and historic documents, along with the assistance of some 30+ ex-106 Gunners and two widows of 106 Battery Veterans.

According to “Dr. Brendan Nelson”, Director of the Australian War Memorial,Canberra:

“This is a wonderful tribute . . . it is a powerful publication not only for the stories told and that of the battery, but for the insight it gives the reader into a period of our nation’s history. I found it fascinating in every sense of the word”.

“Gunners Vietnam 67/68” is an honest account of Australian Diggers at war, 50% + of whom were young Conscripts undertaking two years National Service for the Nation.

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