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Battle of Long Tan (Fallen ) : 29-06-2009
Battle of Long Tan (Fallen ) : 29-06-2009

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Framed honour roll and ephemera in Russell Watkins shelter lists the names of the fallen in the Battle of Long Tan on the 18th August 1966.

One of the most well-known Australian engagements of the Vietnam War was the Battle of Long Tan, 18 August 1966. The battle saw the action of 108 ANZACS against a Viet Cong (North Vietnamese) force estimated between 1,500 and 2,500. The Battle was one of the heaviest conflicts of the Vietnam War as well as one the few battles in the recorded history of the world to be won against such odds.

Vietnam Veterans' Day, celebrated in Australia on 18 August each year, commemorates the Battle of Long Tan and those Australians who served during the Vietnam War and is an opportunity to remember those who did not come home.

Location

Address:Wondai- Proston Road, Memorial Park , Hivesville , 4612
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.177129
Long: 151.691179
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Honour Roll
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18- August-1966
Source: MA
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