Austalia's Involvement in the Vietnam War

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    Australia and the Vetnam War

  • Australia's Militairy Advisors

    Australia's Militairy Advisors
    In 1962, after requests from the US and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Australia had sent in 30 military advisors to assist with the training of the RVN Army.
  • INtroduction of National Service

    INtroduction of National Service
    The Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies announces introduction of national service to increase the army’s strength from 22,750 to 37,500.
  • PM announces dispatch of infantry

    PM announces dispatch of infantry
    The Prime Minister announces the dispatch of an infantry battalion to South Vietnam, This also included an armoured personnel carrier (APC) troop, a signals troop and a logistic support company.
  • The HMAS Sydney

    The HMAS Sydney
  • PM sends More Troops

    The Prime Minister announces an increase of 1700 to Australia’s commitment in South Vietnam, including a third infantry battalion and a tank squadron.
  • The Battle of Binh Bah

    The Battle of Binh Bah
    The battle of Binh Bah was an important part of the Vietnam War as there was plenty of bloodshed and plenty of lives were lost from both sides of the War
  • Anti-War Protests outbreak in Australia

    Anti-War Protests outbreak in Australia
    Anti-Vietnam War protesters stage the first moratorium marches in Australian cities (70,000 in Melbourne, and about 120,000 throughout Australia).
  • Australian Labor Party elected to Government.

    Australian Labor Party elected to Government.
    Conscription ends, draft resisters are released from jail and pending prosecutions for draft resistance are dropped.