Description

Title: The Anzac Battalion 1970 – 71. Second Tour of the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment in South Vietnam

Author: Major A R Roberts

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1972

ISBN: 085581019X

Cover: Hard Cover with no Dust Jacket – 176 pages and includes all maps.

Comments: The history of the Second Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) in Vietnam 1970 – 1971 – One of the scarcest of the Vietnam War unit history books.

In May, 1970, 2RAR relieved 6RAR at Nui Dat. The battalion comprised three rifle companies and support companies, and was joined in Vietnam by W Company and V Company from RNZIR. On 15 May the battalion resumed the ANZAC title and became 2RAR/NZ (ANZAC).

2RAR joined 1ATF in pacification operations in Phuoc Tuy. 1ATF had adopted the “Pacification Program” as its first priority in April, 1969. Pacification involved seeking out and destroying the enemy in its base areas, preventing enemy access to the civilian population and helping to create a secure climate for South Vietnamese social, political and military life to develop. This work was demanding, dangerous and monotonous for the troops. It was the primary task carried out by the battalion during its second tour.

The battalion was relieved by 4RAR in May 1971.

Nominal Roll included