Now a major motion picture. This is the first time that those in direct command of Delta Company have shared their memories of the most significant battle fought by Australians in Vietnam, the Battle of Long Tan.
But this isn't a perfect mission. Within hours it will all go to hell. This is the true story of the improbable rescue of ODA-525, told in the words of the men who were there, on the ground and in the air.
And there's me in my slouch hat, with my SLR and greens. God help me, I was only nineteen. John Schumann's unforgettable lyrics about the Vietnam War are etched in our memories and into our history books.
The Battle of Long Tan The Vietnam War was my personal introduction to this fascinating country. In 1966–67 I was a war correspondent ... In 2019, a film depicting the battle was released, called Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan.
Brimming with evocative settings, sharp dialogue and vibrant characters, this novel firmly positions Nette as one of Australia’s leading writers of hard-boiled crime.” —Alex Hammond, author of The Unbroken Line and Blood Witness ...
I recently read a similar claim in UK Colonel Stuart Tootal's book Danger Close about 3 Parachute Battalion in Afghanistan – that after encountering IEDs and contacts few soldiers could give an accurate account of what, how and why the ...
Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019). [Film]: Kriv Stenders. Fistful of Flies (1996). [Film]: Monica Pellizzari. For Love Or Money (1983). [Documentary film]: Megan McMurchy, Margot Nash, Margot Oliver and Jeni Thornley.
Long Tan portrays the wrenching, visceral experience of a man who has fought lifelong battles, in a story that he is only now able to tell. Harry can still hear the gunfire and smell the blood spilt at Long Tan.