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#1 13-08-2019 13:28:49

Tin Soldier
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Registered: 15-09-2011
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Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam 1966

Not sure if I've posted anything about this Vietnam battle before? Involving firstly 1 Company followed by a second Company of the 6th Royal
Australian Regiment and the Royal New Zealand Artillery who were about 5km away at home base. Then eventually some helicopter ammo drops by the Royal Australian Air Force
who were grounded because of the bad weather but they went anyway. An Australian carrier platoon I think and some air support by the Americans.

They came up against a very strong force of North Vietnamese soldiers in the form of PAVN 275th Regiment and VC D445 Battalion, around 2000 men, some say more!

Anyway there is a movie just released about the battle called Danger Close, I wont say anymore and let the story do the talking.

The Trailer,...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E0J11-rB7Q

A documentary done by the same director who did the movie, so he knows exactly what happened on that day!
One of the best docos I've ever seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Long_Tan


Cheers
Stu

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#2 14-08-2019 00:51:58

msteve21
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Re: Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam 1966

Just watched the doco Stu, it certainly one of the best On the Long Tan battle
Looking forward to the movie, it had good reviews from some of the long Tan veterans
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#3 15-08-2019 03:05:19

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
Posts: 583

Re: Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam 1966

G, day Steve,

Oh ok that's interesting, if a movie gets good reviews from the veterans then it has to be pretty accurate then.
My father went to see it on Tuesday and said it was fantastic! Can't wait to see it myself, definitely and interesting story plus
respect to all those Vietnam Vets that served through out the war as they didn't get the recognition they deserved like the WW1 and WW2 Vets got.

Cheers
Stu


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#4 16-09-2019 00:43:47

msteve21
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Re: Battle of Long Tan - Vietnam 1966

Saw this movie last week, certainly lived up to my expectations, would highly recommend it. smile
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