Vietnam ANZACs

Vietnam ANZACs

Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962–72

Elite 103
  • Author: Kevin Lyles
  • Illustrator: Kevin Lyles
  • Short code: ELI 103
  • Publication Date: 25 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9781841767024
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The part played by Australian and New Zealand troops in the Vietnam War is sometimes overlooked; but it is generally accepted that the 'Diggers' and 'Kiwis' were among the most effective and professional troops involved. Drawing upon the ANZACs' long experience in the jungles of South East Asia, the men of the Task Force used their expertise in patrol tactics to great effect to frustrate Viet Cong operations. Meanwhile the ANZACs' small and isolated adviser teams spent ten years passing on their skills all over South Vietnam, and in the process four were awarded the supreme decoration for valour - the Victoria Cross. This book pays tribute to their military prowess, and describes and illustrates their uniforms and equipment in unprecedented detail.

Biographical Note

Kevin Lyles is an expert on the history of the Vietnam conflict, and a talented illustrator of 20th century military subjects. He has illustrated several books for Osprey, and has also written titles on the US Army in Vietnam, a subject in which he has a long-standing interest. He lives and works in Hertfordshire, UK.


Background to Australian
NZ involvement in Vietnam through ANZUS treaty commitments Operations of Australian Army Training Team from 1962, NZATT from 1970 Operations of ANZAC units with US 173rd Abn Bde, 1965 Independent operations of 1 Australian Task Force, Phuc Toy province, from 1966 The ANZAC Way - Australian
NZ tactics in jungle warfare Complete Order of Battle of Australian
NZ units in Vietnam Uniforms and equipment - evolution from early Australian issue, through evaluation of mixed US
ANZAC gear, to development of new ANZAC items

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