Vietnam War - Australia's Involvement

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  • ANZUS Treaty

    ANZUS Treaty
    The Australains wanted a NATO style treaty to enhance its security in the region. A support agreement, meaning one would have to come to the others aid if needed. ANZUS stands for the Australia - New Zealand - United States Security Treaty which was signed in September 1951. The treaty is: The parties will consult together whenever, in the opinion of any one of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the Parties is threatened in the Pacific.
  • SEATO Organisation

    SEATO Organisation
    By 1954 the situation in South-East Asia was looking more and more dangerous for Australia. There was an overwhelming fear of the further spread of communism .The Australian government felt it was imperative that they have a proper defensive treaty.A number of other countries felt the same way and the South-East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) was created to deal with the situation. America was part of this treaty although they had certain conditions to have before they signed.
  • First people sent to Vietnam from Australia

    The leader of the government in South Vietnam, repeatedly requested security assistance from the US and its allies. Australia eventually responded with 30 military advisers, dispatched as the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam. Their arrival in South Vietnam during July and August 1962 was the beginning of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War
  • Operation Hump

    Operation Hump
    Operation Hump was a search and destroy operation initiated on 8 November 1965, by the 173rd Airborne Brigade and The 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment. The objective was to drive out Viet Cong fighters who had taken position in several key hills along the Dong Nai River. Americans and Australian both contributed to the Operation
  • Battle of Gang Toi

    Battle of Gang Toi
    Fought between Australian Troops and Vietcong, this was one of the first engagements between the two armies during the Vietnam War. 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment struck a Viet Cong bunker system defended by Company 238 in the Gang Toi Hills. It occurred during a major joint US-Australian operation codenamed Operation Hump. The result was a minor victory by the communists
  • The Battle of Long Tan

    The Battle of Long Tan
    The Battle of Long Tan was fought between the Vietcong and Australian forces. The Vietcong had around 1,500-2,500 troops whilst the Australians only had 108 men (D Company) to defend the village of Long Tan. At around 3:40pm the lead platoon of D company met some resistance from the Vietcong. But due to the larger force of D company the smaller Vietcong Squad had to retreat. Then at approximately 4:08pm the bigger part of the Battle of Long Tan ensued. Combat was made harder due to monsoon rain.
  • The Battle of Coral-Balmoral

    The Battle of Coral-Balmoral
    Whole battle descriptionThe Battle of Coral–Balmoral (12 May – 6 June 1968) was a series of actions fought during the Vietnam War between the 1st Australian Task Force and the North Vietnamese 7th Division and Vietcong,
  • Operation Hammer (Battle of Binh Ba)

    Operation Hammer (Battle of Binh Ba)
    The Battle of Binh Ba (6–8 June 1969), also known as Operation Hammer, was a hard fought, but one-sided, battle during the Vietnam War. The action occurred when Australian Army troops from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fought a combined communist force of North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong, including a company from the 33 NVA Regiment and elements of the Viet Cong D440 Provincial Mobile Battalion, in the village of Binh Ba.