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A plaque commemorates the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which was fought during the Vietnam War.

The Battle of Long Tan (18 August 1966) took place near the village of Long Tan, in Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The action was fought between Australian forces and Viet Cong and North Vietnamese units after the 108-man D Company, 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (6 RAR)  clashed with a force of between 1,500 to 2,500 men from the Viet Cong 275th Regiment, reinforced by at least one North Vietnamese battalion and D445 Provincial Mobile Battalion.

Eighteen Australians were killed and 24 wounded, while the Viet Cong lost at least 245 dead which were found over the days that followed. A decisive Australian victory, Long Tan proved a major local set back for the Viet Cong.


Address:Cecilia Street, St Helens Memorial Park, St Helens, 7216
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -41.323517
Long: 148.249231
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:18-August-1966
Actual Event End Date:18-August-2006


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2006
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1966  2006

40 anniversary Battle of Long Tan

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All gave some
And some gave all

Lest we forget

Source: MA
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