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A replica of the Long Tan Cross commemorates the Battle of Long Tan which was fought in August 1966, the eighteen soldiers who were killed and all those who served in the Vietnam conflict.
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, 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:||106 Wharf Street, Military & Colonial Museum, Maryborough, 4650|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -25.538824|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||18-August-1966|
|Actual Event End Date:||18-August-1966|
In memory of those members of D Coy and 3 TP 1 APC Sqn who gave their lives near this spot during the Battle of Long Tan on 18th August 1966
Erected by 6 RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn 18 Aug 69