Memories of war: Australians in Vietnam. Part 2

Australia, 1993

Film
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Three soldiers who served in the Vietnam War detail their experiences of training and combat. Max Nicolson describes his conscription through the “marble” system, and explains the importance of mateship during basic training. Alf Law discusses the racism directed towards the Vietnamese and his personal experiences of Agent Orange. Peter Harris discusses his hatred of army training and also the deep conflicts faced by the soldiers when they returned to Australia and confronted wide-spread opposition to their involvement in the War.

Credits

producer/director

Anne Cowden

production company

Equality Videos

Language

English

Duration

00:38:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38281

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Soldiers - Australia

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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