Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War
Lt. Col. (Rtd) Tony Howell MC, RNZIR/NZSAS
This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971. Their actual involvement as ANZACs in Vietnam, started in 1965 with the deployment of 1 RAR (Australia) and 161 Battery (New Zealand) to Vietnam in support of the 173rd Airborne Brigade based in Bien Hoa. It wasn’t until the 1st March 1968 that the first ANZAC Battalion was created in Nui Dat, comprising 2 RAR, Victor 2 Company and Whiskey 3 Company.
This is the story of a Brigade which served as part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War. It is a regimental history, the official records, from which for the most part it has been compiled.