PART 10 – AUDIO HISTORY RECORDINGS

This Part lists audio products including music/songs. Researchers will also be aware that, increasingly, published books are also available in audio format. It is advised that researchers Google any book of interest listed in other Parts of this Bibliography and examine each sellers’ offerings for audio copies of products.

 

GENERAL

Australian Army Band Corps – The Royal Australian Regiment 1948-2008 Celebrating 60 years

Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Army Band Corps), Canberra, 2008

AABC 04/2008

Thirty-one music track CD including all RAR marches, and those of the “feeder” organisations incl School of Infantry, Army Recruit Training Centre (aka 1 RTB), Royal Military College, Officer Cadet School, Officer Training Unit, and the Last Post, Reveille and Rouse.

Australian War Memorial – Salute to the Aussie digger

AWM, Canberra, 2004

AWM B02209/AAB-8002

A Fund raising initiative in favour of Legacy, this CD features narratives by Jack Thompson AM and General Peter Cosgrove AO, MC with music tracks performed by the Australian Army Band Sydney.

WINTER, Alan – Our Country’s Call

Song and poem

Innovat Media, Sunshine Coast QLD, 2014

Music and lyrics of this song by Winter are put o music by the Sunshine Coast Concert Band. DVD contains a sung audio-visual version and also a narration of the poem version. Includes imagery from Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan in which RAR personnel are identifiable. A patriotic song; available on DVD from www.dfwa.org.au

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

Nil Entry

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

Moreton, Tom (Producer) – BORNEO 1964-1966: Australia’s Secret War With Indonesia

ABC National Podcast, Date TBA

Audio only

Radio Presentation on the nature of secrecy under which this deployment occurred and the war fought. Copy held in RARA (QLD) library.

WESTON Brian – RAAF Air Base Butterworth Malaysia Deployment

Radio interview with the retired AVM who served as a member of 75 Sqn 1970-72 and as CO 3Sqn from 1980 at Air Base Butterworth. Talks of families during the Emergency, the calculated risk of accompanied families, RMAF bombing CTs close to Butterworth in the 70s, and revetments to protect Mirages. Approx one hour interview; accessible at http://radioadelaide.org.au/2018/06/04/brian-weston-70th-anniversary-malayan-emergency/

The RAR provided the great bulk of the Rifle Company Butterworth one-three month deployments to protect the RAAF Assets, personnel and families during the period in question, starting on 1 Nov 70. Although the Second Malaysian Emergency/Communist Insurgency War ended officially no 2 Dec 89, as at July 2018, RCBs still rotate through Butterworth Air Base.

VIETNAM 1962-75

5 RAR Association – Lieutenant Colonel John Arnold Warr as the Commanding Officer 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03483

Warr speaks of the conduct of Operation Queanbeyan, a search-and-destroy operation in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, 16-26 October 1966. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03483

5 RAR Association – Lieutenant Dennis Claude Rainer as Officer Commanding 10 Platoon Company 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03484

Rainer speaks of his role in Operation Queanbeyan, a search-and-destroy operation in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, 16-26 October 1966. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03484

5 RAR Association – Captain Robert William Supple as the Assistant Adjutant 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (acting as the battalion air contact officer), South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03487

Supple speaks of his role in Operation Queanbeyan, a search-and-destroy operation in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, 16-26 October 1966. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03487

5 RAR Association – Lieutenant Michael Gunther Deak (AKA Baron Von Berg, Michael Gunther Joseph) as the Officer Commanding Anti-tank Platoon 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03488

Deak speaks of his role in Operation Queanbeyan, a search-and-destroy operation in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, 16-26 October 1966. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03488

5 RAR Association – Lance Corporal Peter William Blanch and Private Bruce Hammond (Hubbard?) as members of C Company 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03489

Blanch and Hammond (Hubbard?) speak of identifying and defusing booby traps and mines in Operation Queanbeyan, a search-and-destroy operation in the Nui Thi Vai complex of Phuoc Tuy Province, 16-26 October 1966. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03489

5 RAR Association – Warrant Officer Class 2 James Atkinson as an administrative warrant officer 1st Australian Rest and Convalescent Centre, Private Russell Charles Briggs as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, Gunner Mervyn Douglas Nairn as a member of Detachment 131st Divisional Locating Battery and Private Robert John Stuart as a member of 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment, all South Vietnam 1966-1967, interviewed by Major Lance Logan. AWM S03482

Atkinson speaks of the facilities for soldiers at the Rest and Convalescent Centre, Vung Tau and the role of the Centre. Located at https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/S03482

BLUNDELL, James – Postcards From Saigon

xxxx

Song that refers to the Infantry in Vietnam (RAR).

ELLIOT, Col – What Have You Done For Australia

xxx

Song based on the Vietnam War and the battalions.

LINDSAY, Dianne – Living in the Shadow of the Horseshoe

xxx

Song about the Vietnam war.

ROWE, Normie – Compulsory Hero

Song, 2019

Written by Garry Frost

Includes images of RAR Vietnam veterans and covers the general experiences of the Vietnam War. See at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIBk0P7MiKY

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Brian Heath from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06122 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Norm Newell from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06123 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Ross Horne from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06124 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Bob Forshey from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06125 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Paul King from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06126 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Don Gordon from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06127 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Ken Clements from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06128 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with John Polkinghorne from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06129 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Keith Walker from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06130 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Rick Cross from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06131 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Heinz Grabowski from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06132 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Terry Dineen from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06133 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

MORRIS, Ben – Interview with Trevor Carter from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06134 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with John Graham from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06135 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Vince Thompson from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06136 (AWM designator)

2018

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Nick Friend from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06137 (AWM designator)

2018

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Michael Kinsella from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06138 (AWM designator)

2018

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Renzo Battaglia from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06139 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Barry Corse from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06140 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with John Sykes from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06599 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Victor Adams from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06600 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

 

MORRIS, Ben -Interview with Elizabeth (Biff) Ward from 2 pl A Coy 2RAR 1967/8 tour of duty

S06601 (AWM designator)

2019

Morris, a Vietnam veteran himself, interviews other Vietnam Veterans for a thesis at University of Wollongong. Audio recordings; likely to be digitised and available online or on disk when requested from the AWM.

MORRIS, Russell – Rachel

Columbia, Written by Raymond Froggert, 1970

Song.

Although not specifically mentioning South Vietnam, this song was produced by Morris at the time of that war in recognition of the conscripted colleagues and others who suffered. Classic anti-war song. Refers to a military nurse dealing with the wounded, including civilian casualties, through letters home to her parents, protesting the futility of war. Gives an insight to the tragedy of war faced by combatants and civilians alike. Instrumental in the eventual Vietnam Veterans’ Welcome Home Parade of 1987.

RODGER, Graham – Fifty Thousand Sons of Australia

Song, 2016

Coming home from Vietnam and the Welcome home parade. At https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXllyBhxojw . From the album They answered the call.

SCHUMANN, John – I was only Nineteen (A walk in the Light Green)

Universal Music Publishing, 1983

Song; multiple artists.

The true story of the characters and events surrounding the 6 RAR mine incident, a tune regarded by many as the epitome of the war for men on the ground in South Vietnam.

 

ROWE, Normie – Missing In Action

Song, xxxx.

Although Normie served with 3 Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, his song refers to the RAR troops he was often supporting and transporting on the battlefield.

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

Nil Entry

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

Nil Entry

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

SMITH, Fred – The Dust of Uruzgan

2010

Song

Captures the essence of operations in Afghanistan, particularly the IED threat and patrolling every RAR member to serve there will remember well. Smith served two tours of duty in a civilian capacity. Words and UTube viewing readily available.

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

Nil Entry

 

PART 11 – WEBSITES

This Part lists websites not included in other Parts of this Bibliography. Researchers need to remain aware that the currency of such sources can change, and even disappear.

 

GENERAL

Army National

Offical Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/corps/royal-australian-infantry-corps

Official School of Infantry Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/schoolofinfantry/

 

Australian Army – Centre for Army Lessons (CAL)

 

The Army Lessons Board provides for a way to improve training by enabling serving ADF personnel to access and offer advice and contributions towards continually improving performance through the Centre for Army Lessons (CAL). See [email protected] . Directly applicable to and focussed on RAR members, from whom much of the material actually comes, especially on recent operational experience and lessons learned. This is currently limited to people with access to the Defence Restricted Network, however, researchers are advised to monitor the Army website for future possible expansion to enable Unclassified access to some content.

 

Australian Army – The Cove

The Cove is a professional development resource for the Australian Profession of Arms, introduced in 2017.  It is designed to help military professionals sharpen their skills, connect with peers and allies, and develop new concepts and ideas for consideration. It is also available to the entire community (see conditions on line) including retired/ex-soldiers. Contains a wealth of ever-expanding reading and other data sources including doctrine, and invites contributions.

https://www.cove.org.au/

 

Australian War Memorial – Military Honours and Awards to Australians

See all such awards made to Australians for military service at https://www.awm.gov.au/research/guide/honours

Includes RAR members.

 

National RAR Association

Official website is located at https://rarnational.org.au/

Official Facebook is located at https://www.facebook.com/RARCorporation/

Official YouTube is located at https://www.youtube.com/user/RARAssn

Offical Twitter is located at https://twitter.com/RARAssn

Duty First Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/426271894141125/

 

Queensland Association

Home page at https://rarqld.org.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/544664569044558/

Dads Army Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Dads-Army-RAR-National-Memorial-Walk-560782590713867/

 

New South Wales Association

Home page at https://rarnational.org.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1308555809161945

 

Australian Capital Territory Association

Home page at http://act.rarnational.org.au/

 

Victorian Association

Home page at https://vic.rarnational.org.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/623213684701702/

 

 

Tasmanian Association

Home page at https://vic.rarnational.org.au/

 

South Australian Association

Home page at http://rarasa.org.au/

 

Northern Territory Association

Home page at https://rarqld.org.au/

 

West Australian Association

Home page at https://wa.rarnational.org.au/

 

1 RAR

Official Army website at

https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/3rd-brigade/1st-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

 

1 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.1rar.org.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/1rarassociation/ 

 

2 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/3rd-brigade/2nd-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

 

2 RAR Association

Home page at http://2rar-association.net.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2RAR-Association-Inc-1183231068415223/

 

3 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/3rd-brigade/3rd-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

  

3 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.3rar.com.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/3RARAssoc/

 

4 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.4rarassociationsaustralia.com/

 

5 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/1st-brigade/5th-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

 

5 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.5rar.asn.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/5RAR-Association-105565202864522/

Soldiers Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1647988765430784/

 

6 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/7th-brigade/6th-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

 

6 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.6rarassociation.com/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664818027163193/

 

7 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/1st-brigade/7th-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

Offical Army Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/111391535550421/

 

7 RAR Association

Home page at http://7rar.asn.au/wp/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/111391535550421/

 

8 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.8rarassociation.org/8rarassoc/

 

9 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.9rar.org.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/9-RAR-1471928459716062/

 

2/4 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.24rarassociation.com/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/30196848678/

 

8/9 RAR

Official Army website at https://www.army.gov.au/our-people/units/forces-command/7th-brigade/8th9th-battalion-royal-australian-regiment

 

 8/9 RAR Association

Home page at http://www.89rar.asn.au/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/89RARAssn/

 

5/7 RAR Association

Home page at https://57rar.com/

Association Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/9838309174/

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL – South East Asian Conflicts Diaries – AWM95, Class 7

Commanders’ diaries were prepared by officers commanding headquarters, units, and detachments serving in Malaya and Singapore, Sarawak-Brunei-Sabah, and South Vietnam, as a record of operational activity during service abroad. The aim of the diary was to provide data on which to base future improvements in army training, equipment, organisation, and administration, and to provide future historians with a record of activities of units and formations in operational periods.

 

Includes 2 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment/New Zealand

Includes 4 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment/New Zealand

Includes 6 Battalion Royal Australian Regiment/New Zealand

 

< http://www.awm.gov.au/diaries/seasia/index.asp >

 

Contact

 

Virtual War Memorial

 An initiative of the RSL – South Australia, this website is a virtual war memorial. Examination of the home page at https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/ enables the researcher to locate and explore any war involving Australians, including every conflict including the RAR. Interactive, allowing Australians to get involved and capture important stories and images that might not otherwise get recorded in material museums where storage space can be limited and staff finite in their capacity.

 

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

 

Alliance of Defence Service Organisation: Korean War: Julie Bishop n renewed push to find 43 Australian Servicemen still missing in action

Provides basic information on 23 RAR members still MIA from Korea

http://adso.org.au/latestnews/69-what-they-say/government/656-korean-war-julie-bishop-in-renewed-push-to-find-43-australian-servicemen-still-missing-in-action

 

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL – Korean War Diaries – AWM85

While on active service, Army headquarters, formations and units are required to keep a unit war diary recording their daily activities. Archival series AWM85 comprises the diaries of 28 British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, The Royal Australian Regiment (RAR), and some miscellaneous support units, created during their involvement in the Korean War

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – The Korean War

See https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/korean-war

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian involvement in South East Asian Conflicts

See https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/australian-involvement-south-east-asian-conflicts

 

NATIONAL MALAYA AND NORTH BORNEO VETERANS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA Inc

Home page at http://www.nmbvaa.org.au/ enables the researcher to access a wide range of information including national and branch publications imporatn to the RAR and its members. This includes http://www.nmbvaa.org.au/rcb.php , a summary of the little-published Rifle Company Butterworth tours of duty which, during the Communist Insurgency/Second Malaysian Emergency of 17 Jun 68 to 2 Dec 89 were filled overwhelmingly by RAR rifle companies from 1 Nov on. RCBs are still rotating through Butterworth to this day, now solely with a training mission.

 

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

1RAR The First Battalion Association – 1968

Authors and date of creation unknown

 A short history of the Battle for Fire Support Base Coral in 1968. Probable compilation by veterans of the battle, or Association historians. Includes photographs, a roll of honour, and e-links to the Australian War Memorial war diaries from 1 RAR for the period. Found at https://www.1rar.org.au/fsb-coral/

 

2 RAR compilation: What have you done for Australia

https://vimeo.com/163979892

 

Anonymous – 6 RAR in Vietnam in action February 1967 – Vietnam War

Visual history of 6RAR in action. See https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FjD8Iz6yQnZs&h=7AQGHyutS

 

Anonymous – Vietnam – 50 years later, our greatest generation

A tribute to the US and allied troops who served in Vietnam, narrated by Sam Elliott.

4mins 48 secs duration, date unknown.

The Americans have a way of ensuring history is kept. The scars of Vietnam remain until today for both sides including many Australian RAR members also. This American work reflects the general accurate sentiment regarding the war. Unappreciated by the American public, betrayed by the American government’s corrupt politicians, American (and Australian) soldiers never lost a battle. Much of it can be related to by Australians who fought alongside the US forces. RAR members can be seen in this video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/aVeBtnfAxP8

 

Anonymous – Vietnam photographs

Images of Australian diggers in Vietnam, mainly taken in the Nui Dat Base and at Vung Tau. There are many good aerial shots of Nui Dat base with its Luscombe Airfield… There are many images at this site & some are automatically linked to others. Start at:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=christmas+at+nui+dat&biw=1024&bih=483&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SNSZUpuvM86HiQeVqoHICA&ved=0CC8QsAQ#imgdii=

 

Alliance of Defence Service Organisations – Jim Bourke: Life Mission Accomplished

Basic information about Bourke’s successful quest to locate and eventually get the remains of all six of the Missing in Action from Vietnam located and brought home.

http://adso.org.au/latestnews/654-jim-bourke-life-mission-accomplished

 

 A USA source of Vietnam War books

http://www.vnwarbooks.com

Includes references to RAR units.

 

Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Listing

http://www.amvif.info/

A source of data on casualties.

 

Australia’s Vietnam War

https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/The website was created by the Military Operations Analysis Team (MOAT) at the University of New South Wales (Canberra) aka ADFA. It provides a unique way of exploring the Vietnam War in great detail, through the use of an interactive Battle Map. Visitors to this site may register for an account and contribute personal stories, photos and videos against combat events on the Battle Map. This site is stated to contain data on almost every Australian contact with the enemy during the Vietnam War. Interactive site which can receive veteran input.

 

Australia’s Vietnam War

DVA, Canberra, 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs website that includes 30 new videos of Australians in the Vietnam War, the impact on their families and Australian society, forming an important part of Australia’s experience at the time, and since. See: https://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/office-australian-war-graves/current-projects/vietnam

 

CHAMBERLAIN, Ernie – Vietnam War: D445 Their Story

http://www.scribd.com/doc/62621973/The-Viet-Cong-D445-Battalion-Their-Story

 

CHAMBERLAIN, EP –Vietnam War: The Battles of Coral (S Hi) and Balmoral (Đồng Tràm) – May 1968: The Vietnamese Communist Accounts – including three sketch maps

This 24,000-word/63-page Research Note (March 2018) examines and critiques the Vietnamese and Australian accounts of the major battles of Coral and Balmoral fought north of Saigon in May 1968. The Note includes both Vietnamese and Australian maps of the battle areas. Of particular interest are the three Vietnamese sketch maps of the Battle of Coral depicted at pages 11, 14, and 16 (repeated in a larger format in the attachments at pages 38, 41, and 43). Chamberlain notes that the Vietnamese communist accounts are – in parts, “hyperbolic”, propagandist and inaccurate. The work is free-to-read on the Internet at  : https://www.scribd.com/document/374639182

 

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australia and the Vietnam War

See https://anzacportal.dva.gov.au/history/conflicts/australia-and-vietnam-war

 

FLEMING, Robert – A Jungle Too Far: Britain and the Vietnam War

National Army Museum (UK)

54mins 11 secs duration on UTube

Fleming, Curator at the National Army Museum, explores how a secret British involvement in the Vietnam War came about through covert operations, proxies and attachments to US, Australian, and New Zealand units. He specifically mentions some RAR battalions. Access this lecture at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soMNBdOajMA

 

FRESHFIELD, R – The Vietnam War – An Australian Perspective

Self-published, 2017

Compiled from records and historical articles by R Freshfield. This publication provides a comprehensive coverage of the war, starting with the international scene during WW II, and then closes in to provide a detailed coverage of Australian operations involving all nine RAR battalions and other organisations in support or commanding. RAN and RAAF involvement is included. Located at http://www.vvfagranville.org/THE%20VIETNAM%20WAR.pdf

 

Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans

Department of Veterans’ Affairs official record of all Australians who served in Vietnam. See http://www.vietnamroll.gov.au/

 

New Zealand’s Vietnam War

NZ government webstie which provides an entry to that nation’s perspectives. Includes references to the RAR units with whom the Kiwis served. See: http://www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/

 

RAR REGIMENTAL STANDING ORDERS – RAR Battalion Histories

Regimental HQ, Singleton, 1977

ISBN: Nil

Index.

Includes a nominal roll of COs and RSMs, Regimental Marches and Songs, and affiliated units. Records in an Annexure include an outline history of each battalion from its inception to the date of publication. These Standing Orders also show how regimental matters are documented at the time of their access, being an online product currently inside the Defence Restricted Network. Subject to periodic upgrade by a specific Action Officer who is able to be contacted through the Regimental Adjutant (Adjutant, School of Infantry, Singleton, NSW).

  

ROSS, Brian – The Australian Order of Battle in the Vietnam War

Lists the RAN, Army and RAAF units to deploy, and when. Includes all RAR deployments. See

http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-conflicts-periods/vietnam/all-units-svn.htm

 

TATE, Don – Movie Images of Private Don Tate in the 4th Battalion, Vietnam War

Posted to UTube 2006

Don Tate served in 4 RAR in Vietnam between January and May 1969. He served in a variety of capacities- rifleman, ‘number 2’ on the M60 machine-gun, scout, and as the platoon’s interpreter. These images, recording his service with 4 RAR, were taken on his movie camera by fellow platoon members. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIqhRSKZ3qs

 

TATE, Don – The films

UTube footage, colour.

Posted 2012

Originally 8mm footage taken by Don Tate in Vietnam. Advertised as having had a profound effect on some veterans- allowing many men to recognise aspects of their own service and start opening up about it. Located at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-8uhDJSYSE

 

The Casualty List

Created and managed by Bob Coker, this is a list of Australian casualties in Vietnam. As such, the data are regularly being updated.

http://www.thecasualtylist.com/

 

Tunnel Rats Vietnam – Holdfast

Holdfast, being the Engineers’ callsign, is the name given to a series of on-line newsletters in which there are frequent references to RAR units and individuals during the Vietnam War. See http://tunnelrats.com.au/newnewsletters.php

 

VIETNAM Casualties – Final Resting Place

http//:www.australianartilleryassociation.com-vvmcsc-documents-vietnam_memorial_roll.doc.url.

 

VIETNAM VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA INC

Home page at http://www.vvaa.org.au/ enables the researcher to access a wide range of information including national and branch publications and other important material to the RAR and members.

 

VIETNAM VETERANS’ PARADE SYDNEY 1987

ABC 46.39 mins duration coverage of the Welcome home parade held in Sydney 1987. YouTube at

 

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

 

AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPER & PEACEMAKER VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Home page at http://www.peacekeepers.asn.au/

 

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

ABC Four Corners – The enemy within

Reporters Quentin McDermott and Clay Hichens

Examination of the events leading to the murder of three Australian soldiers on 29 August 2012 in Afghanistan including RAR members. No longer viewable but the transcript is available at http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/the-enemy-within/5846588

 

Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

Created by the Youngaburra community North Queensland, this location commemorates Australians KIA in Afghanistan, including RAR members. See Honour Roll at http://www.avenueofhonour.com.au/honour-roll/

 

Australian Army – The Longest War: The Australian Army in Afghanistan

 Interactive site with 22 sections covering many aspects of the Australian experience in the War on Terror in Afghanistan. See

https://www.army.gov.au/sites/g/files/net1846/f/minisite/static/18411/The%20Longest%20War/index.html

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

 

Nil entry

 

 

PART 12 – HONOURS AND AWARDS, INSIGNIA AND EQUIPMENT

This Part provides sources which address these ancillary areas. Equipment includes weapons and vehicles used by RAR units. Researchers are encourage to seek additional coverage contained in many other Parts of this Bibliography. Official Army training pamphlets are not included in this Part.

  

GENERAL

ARMY HEADQUARTERS – Ceremonial Manual Volume 2

Defence Publishing Services, Canberra, 1999

DPS: 32912/99

1st Edition.

Army’s prime official resource for embellishments.

Australian War Memorial – Military Honours and Awards to Australians

See all such awards made to Australians for military service at https://www.awm.gov.au/research/guide/honours

Includes RAR members.

BAKER, J.A. (Shorty) – Honours and Awards presented to Members

Serving with 2nd Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment 1945-1995

2nd Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment Association Inc, Townsville, 1997

ISBN: 0646316656

Index; 47 pages.

See the title.

BIEDERMANN, Narelle – Modern Military Heroes: Untold stories of course and gallantry

Random House Australian, Sydney, 2006

ISBN: 978 74051 372 2

Bibliography; 226 pages.

Includes a range of heroic events in both military training and operational environments. RAR members are amongst the individuals whose action attracted recognition.

BLACKWELL, Philip – Australian Army Unit Colour Patches 1987-2008

Australian Military History Publications, Loftus, VIC, 2008

ISBN: 0957828004 (9780957828001)

Index; 98 pages.

The colour patch was born of the chaos of World War I and quickly

acquired a life of its own as a rallying point, a ready identifier of a soldier’s

unit. This book covers such patches from pre-federation days to 2008.

BLACKWELL, Phillip – Australian Army Unit Colour Patches 1987-present

Picwell Press, Newport VIC, 2000

ISBN: 0 9578280 0 4

A4 size, coloured photos of colour patches; 68 pages.

An updated reference of colour patches as at the turn of the 21st century. Includes RAR patches.

COSSUM, J. K. – Australian Army Badges: A Collector’s Reference Guide Part 3 1948-1985

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Holbrook NSW, 1985

ISBN: 0949530050 (1985)

56 pages.

Depicts badges both metal and cloth including those worn by the RAR. First editions.

COSSUM, J. K. – Australian Army Badges: A Collector’s Reference Guide Part 3 1948-1985

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Holbrook NSW, 1985

ISBN: 0949530131 (new edition 1994)

56 pages.

Second Edition which updates the depiction of badges both metal and cloth including those worn by the RAR.

COSSUM, J.K. – Australian Army Badges: Cloth Insignia of the Army in

Australia, 1860-1993

J.K. Cossum, Sandy Bay Australia, 1997

ISBN: 0949953014X

124 pages.

Cloth insignia worn in Australia from the first Colonial volunteers of the 1860s

to the present day Australian Army; includes some unofficial unit badges.

FERGUSON, Ian – Aussie War Heroes: They Shall Not Grow Old

Brolga Publishing, Ringwood VIC, 2012 (other publishers including Penguin)

ISBN: 1922036528, 9781922036520

No index or references; 280 pages.

Photographs, plates, No index, bibliographical references 266 pages.

AMong others, this work covers some RAR award winners from Korea to Afghanistan who are recognised war heroes because of receipt of a bravery award. Chapters cover conflicts, not individuals, who feature in the chapter which deals with the war in which they were decorated. Does not cover anywhere near all decorated RAR members; a general history.

FESTBERG, Alfred N – The Lineage of the Australian Army

Allara Publishing, Melbourne, 1972

ISBN: 085887024X

118 pages.

Provides the lineage history of the battalions of the RAR up to 1972.

GILLETT, Ross (Editor) – Australia’s Armed Forces

(Contributors – ALSOP Brian, GILLETT Ross,

MELLIAR-PHELPS Michael)

Nautical Press & Publications, Australia, 1981

ISBN: 0949756016

332 pages.

Contains detailed information on and photographs of the arms,

equipment of the Corps and Regiments in existence in the 1970s

and 1980s.

GILLETT, Ross (Editor) – Australia’s Armed Forces of the Eighties

Child & Henry, Australia, 1986

ISBN: 0867770813 0867770813 / 9780867770810

158 pages, index, bibliography

Contains detailed information and photographs on the arms, equipment and Corps and Regiments in service in the 1970s and 1980s. Revised and updated edition.

GLYDE, Keith – Distinguishing Colour Patches of

The Australian Military Forces 1915-1951: A Reference Guide

Thai Watana Punich Press, Bangkok, 1999

ISBN: 06460366408

Index, bibliography, 68 pages of colour plates of colour patches,

254 pages.

Contains the colour patches of the original battalions of the RAR

and formation signs of the BCOF within which the RAR battalions were born.

GREBERT, Rick – The Significance of Ribbon Colours on Medals

worn since 1815 by Australians

Landers Publishing, Dural NSW, 2007

ISBN: 1876713186

Index, bibliography,136 pages.

A useful explanation on what we always wanted to know but were

never game to ask about the purpose and value of service medal ribbons.

GREBERT, Rick – The Australia Army Slouch Hat and Rising Sun Badge

The New South Wales Military History Society Inc, Mosman, 2002

ISBN: 0909458235

Index, bibliography; 140 pages.

Although the RAR is not mentioned it is after all the history of the primary headgear worn by the RAR.

JOHNSON, Clive –Medals Decorations & Awards to Australians 1815 to 2007

Remmiks Publications, Banksmeadow NSW, 2008

ISBN: 9780975224571

Index; 359 pages.

Reference book with hard cover; contains over 400 pages in full colour.

This book is essential for historians, military research and medal collectors.

JOHNSON, Clive – Australians Awarded: a Comprehensive Reference for Military and Civilian Awards, Decorations and Medals to Australians Since 1772

Remmiks Publications, Banksmeadow NSW, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-9873386-3-1

Index, profusely illustrated; 756 pages.

Second Edition, updating and expanding the book above. Lists and places values on awards made by British, colonial, Australian federal and state authorities to Australian citizens. Includes descriptions, criteria for award, numbers awarded and valuable other support data. 1772 is not a typing error. Many RAR recipients.

KIRKLAND, Frederick – Sometimes Forgotten

Plaza Historical Service, Cremorne NSW, 1990

ISBN: 0958749108

Bibliography, 238 pages.

A record of those of Australia’s Military Forces (RAN, ARMY, RAAF) who died

and those who were decorated in Vietnam, Malay Peninsula, Korea, BCOF,

United Nations, HMAS Voyager, RMC Duntroon.

LAFFIN, John – The Australian Army at War 1899-1975

Osprey Publishing, London, 1982

ISBN: 0850454182

40 pages.

Illustrations of uniforms, arms and equipment of the Army, including the RAR from its formation until the mid-70s. Osprey Men-at-Arms Series 123.

LINWOOD, Russell – Shoot to Win: The First Ten Years

Australian Army Rifle Association, Brisbane, 1993

ISBN: Nil

A detailed history of the Australian Army Rifle Association including the creation and conduct of the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting (AASAM). Contains all records of AARA competitions and AASAM for the period 1993-2003, and features all battalions through competitors, regimental trophies and members of AARA, many of which were members of AARA.

MACKINLAY, Gordon. A – True Courage: The Distinguished Conduct

Medal to Australians 1939-1972

James Stedman Books and Militaria, Sydney, 1992

ISBN: 0646111795

Illustrations; 116 pages.

Includes RAR personnel from Korea and South Vietnam. The citations are

from the London Gazette.

MAITLAND, Gordon Major General – Honours and Awards of the Army

Playbill Pty Ltd, Moore Park NSW, 2014

ISBN 10: 0992515408

ISBN 13: 9780992515409

Profusely illustrated, Index, References; 260 pages

Profiting from two centuries of experience under the British (Imperial) system, Australia now has its own sound and comprehensive honours and awards structure which extends to honours and awards to citizens of other countries. This reference provides readers with a detailed history as well as providing images to support the narrative. Of great value to RAR members who hold such awards, and wider research generally.

MAITLAND, Gordon Major General – The Story of Australia’s Flags: Our Flags, Standards, Guidons, Colours, Banners, Battle Honours and Ensigns

Playbill Military Publications, North Moore Park NSW, 2015

ISBN: 978 0 9925154 1 6

Index, coloured and B & W photographs; 367 pages.

Reference book quality publication which provides substantial detail including RAR matters.

MATON, Michael – Australian recipients of Imperial honours and awards 1901-1989

Self-published, North Turramurra, NSW, 2002

ISBN: 0958560072

Index, multiple photographs, limited edition of only 100 copies; 746 pages.

This book contains an alphabetical list of honours and awards with no citations but does include units and often location where the action took place. Includes RAR members. Recipients of non-military awards are also listed. Obtainable at some libraries.

MATON, Michael – The Military Cross to Australians

The Author, St Ives, 2004

ISBN: 0958560080

Index; 805 pages.

Lists all Australians who received the Military Cross during WWI, WWII, the

Korean War, Malaya and Borneo and the Vietnam War.

McPHEDRAN, Ian   – Too Bold to Die: The Making of Australian War Heroes

Harper Collins Publishers, Sydney, 2013

ABN: 36 009 913 517

Index; 339 pages.

Book includes chapters addressing actions in Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan that involved RAR members, usually in their regimental combat environment at the time. Identified as war heroes, not all of these individuals actually received formal awards for their deeds.

NEVILLE, Leigh – Modern Snipers

Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2016

ISBN: 978 1 4728 1534 7

Index, reference notes; 304 pages.

A multi-national coverage of Coalition snipers which includes references to Australian RAR and Special Forces snipers, and also photographs of known RAR snipers in Iraq (SECDET) and Afghanistan. Almost all, possibly all, RAR deployments included snipers in both wars.

O’CONNOR, John – Shooting Awards and Prize Medals to Australian Military Forces 1860-2000

Self-published, Marrickville NSW, 2002

ISBN: 0957942109

Bibliography, Index, well illustrated with 48 colour plates; 186 pages.

Covers official shooting medals, badges and other awards made within the ADF including those made to cadets as well as Service personnel. Includes prominent coverage of the Australian Army Skill at Arms Meetings as well as regimental and other formation competitions including Champion Shot of the Army/Navy/Air Force and their predecessor awards. All battalions of the RAR are mentioned through winners, and on several trophies.

RUTHERFORD, Phillip D – Soldier: Uniforms of the Australian Army and the soldiers who wore them

Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW, 2017

ISBN: 978 1 925520 83 5

Index, bibliography, many photographs; 430 pages.

Uniforms throughout the era of Australian soldiers. Includes RAR personnel. text accompanying each plate/photograph is comprehensive and informative. Every RAR member will have worn some of the uniforms depicted.

STRONGE, Charles Kill Shot: The deadliest snipers of all time

Ulysses Press, Berkeley California, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-56975-862-5

Index, Bibliography; 192 pages.

A general history of sniping. Mentions and contains a photo each of 4 RAR (Commando) and SECDET snipers in Afghanistan and Iraq respectively in Chapter 5.

WAHLERT, Glenn and LINWOOD, Russell – One Shot Kills: A History of Australian Army Sniping

Big Sky Publishing, Sydney, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-922132-65-9

Bibliography, Index, extensively illustrated, 236 pages.

A longitudinal history of sniping in the Australian Army, with a preliminary chapter to provide a background to sniping as an extremely deadly component of warfare. Eight chapters step the reader through the wars and other deployments during which Australians have engaged with different sniping systems, with the inter-war years also covered. The future of sniping is addressed, and formal evidence is presented to support the assertion of the longest confirmed sniping kill in the world. RAR, SASR and commando snipers are covered. Current Australian sniper skills badges included.

WIGMORE, Lionel – They Dared Mightily

1st Edition: AWM, Canberra, 1963

2nd Edition: AWM, Canberra, 1986

ISBN: 0 642 99471 4

Index, pages different.

Both list the 96 Australian Victoria Cross recipients at the time of publication. Second Edition is revised and condensed by Jeff Williams and Anthony Staunton, with three RAR recipients included. Each recipient’s action that led to the award are provided.

JAPAN & KOREA 1946-53

BULOW, Kerry (Compiler) – Foreign Awards to Australia from WWI to

the Korean War

Self-published, Hampton Park VIC, 2000

ISBN: 0646368656

Bibliography; 115 pages.

A section on each Service for the Korean War including foreign awards to

civilians and military personnel from 1950 to 1973. Only 100 copies printed.

PEARS, Maurie – Battlefield Korea: The Korean Battle Honours of the Royal Australian Regiment 1950-1953

Australian Military History Publications, Canberra, 2007

ISBN: 978 0 9803796 0 0

Index, bibliography, 129 pages.

Hard cover book containing regimental battle honours for the Korean War, and also Imperial and US awards made to RAR members; includes unit citations.

PEARS, Maurie – Battlefield Korea: The Korean Battle Honours of the Royal Australian Regiment 1950-1953 (Special Commemorative – 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice – 27 July 1953

Queensland Korean War Memorial Committee, Gold Coast, 2013

ISBN: 978 0 9803796 0 0

Index, bibliography, 129 pages.

Soft cover reprint of 2007 book, including a logo and other cosmetic changes.

 PEARS, Maurie – The Queensland Korea War Memorial – Australia

Self-published, Isle of Capri QLD, 2015

ISBN: 978-0-958-1-1

Profusely illustrated in colour; 86 pages.

A pictorial commemoration booklet covering the creation and ceremonial opening of a memorial in Queensland. Includes a Roll of Honour; primarily RAR members.

STACKER, Herbert A – Honours and Awards to Members of the First Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment Korea 1952-1953

Fast Books, Glebe NSW, 1994

ISBN: 0 64621773 9

Photographs and images, no index; 80 pages.

Lists awards made to 1 RAR in Korea, including errata correcting inserts in the 200 limited issue publication. Contains supporting citations for most awards. 1953 Coronation Medals and foreign awards are included. Author served with the unit in Korea.

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

 

SCURR, John – The Malayan Campaign 1948-60

Osprey Publishing, London, 1982

Osprey Men-at-Arms Series 132

ISBN: 085045476X

40 pages.

Primarily about uniforms and equipment of those who served in the

Malayan Campaign, including those of the RAR. Major incidents and personalities also feature.

VIETNAM 1962-75

Anonymous – Western Australian Vietnam Veterans Flag Presentation 2 Oct 1988

Presentation Committee, Perth, 1988

ISBN: Not known

Booklet.

Not a unit history but has photographic Honour Roll of all Western Australians

killed in South Vietnam, with dates.

Anonymous – Western Australian Vietnam Memorial Pavilion Dedication Ceremony- King’s Park, 1 October 1989

Trustees of the Vietnam Memorial Pavilion, Perth, 1989

ISBN: Not known

Booklet.

Not a unit history but has photographs, Honour Roll including units of 61

Western Australian members killed in South Vietnam.

BARNES, I.L. – Gallant and Distinguished Service Vietnam 1962-1973

Military Historical Society of Australia, Canberra, 1974

ISBN 0909859094 and 0909859108(paperback)

Illustrations;154 pages.

Essentially an honours and awards list for South Vietnam including foreign

awards and unit citations to Australians. Includes many RAR members.

CECIL, Michael K – Mud and Dust: Australian Army Vehicles & Artillery in Vietnam

New Holland Publishers (Aust) Pty Ltd, Sydney, 2009

ISBN: 9781741107678

Maps, Illustrations, Appendices, references; 304 pages.

A detailed source of data on vehicles used by Australian troops in Vietnam including the RAR units, and the armour and artillery that worked in direct support of the RAR battalions. RAR members fought in close mutual support with their sister Corps’ unit and weapon systems shown in the book. All battalions are mentioned, and many RAR members are pictured.

LYLES, Kevin – Vietnam Anzacs: Australian & New Zealand Troops in Vietnam 1962-72

Osprey Publishing, Oxford, 2004

ISBN: 9781841767024 & 1841767026

Index, illustrations, reference bibliography; 65 pages.

Covers the decade of Australian involvement in the war with an emphasis on personal arms, equipment and badges in use at the time, including by RAR members.

PALMER, Alexander M – Vietnam Veterans: a record of service

Self-published, Perth, 1995

ISBN: 0646225871

Index, bibliography; 313 pages.

Covers the Vietnam War 1962-1975 listing operations in a chronology; also medals and other military decorations.

PALMER, Alexander M – Vietnam Veterans Honours & Awards Army

Military Minded, Mossman Park, WA, 1995

ISBN 0646239783

Index; 302 pages.

Second compendium volume of the series. Includes a list of Australian Army recipients of honours and awards for the Vietnam War, and provides the complete recommendations for every award for both gallantry and meritorious service, from the Victoria Cross to the Mentioned in Despatches.

SUTTON, Ross (compiler) – Australian Awards Vietnam 1962-1991

Ross Sutton, Summer Hill NSW, 1992

ISBN: 0646083805

127 pages.

A record of those Australian Servicemen, including RAR members, who were awarded British and Foreign Awards for service in South Vietnam.

                                                                                    PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

PALMER, Alexander M – Australian Peacekeepers and Peacemakers

Military Minded, Mossman Park WA, 1996

ISBN: 0646239775

48 pages of plates, illustrations;180 pages.

Comprehensive record of members of the Australian Army who have

been awarded the Australian Active Service Medal, the Australian

Service Medal and the Commonwealth Monitoring Force Rhodesia

Medal from 1975 to April 1996. For specified deployments Includes lots of group photos and a biographical roll of service personnel 1975-1996.

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

Nil entry

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

MADDEN, Michel C – The Victoria Cross: Australia Remembers

Big Sky Publishing, Newport NSW.

ISBN: 9781925520989

Coloured photographs, index; 459 pages.

The only VC (of Australia) awarded to a member while serving on an RAR battalion (CPL Daniel Keighan – 6RAR) at the time of the award is included.

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

Nil Entry

 

PART 13 – FICTION

This Part contains works of fiction or part-fiction that are considered suitable for inclusion in that they illustrate RAR operations and attributes.

 

GENERAL

 

MANSFORD, George – The Mad Galahs

George Mansford 1999

ISBN: 0646380044

346 pages.

The author enlisted as a private and retired 40 years later as a brigadier. Half of his service was spent in the battalions of the RAR. The Mad Galahs weaves historical fact into a stirring tale of Australian Infantrymen at war generally in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam.

 

 

PARRY, Bill – A Walk Through Life

Winston Oliver Parry 2001

ISBN: 0957951302

200 pages.

The story of Jack Rand a soldier of 35 years, based on the author’s experience in the RAR.

 

 

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

 

 

COURTNEY, Bryce – Brother Fish

Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Melbourne, 2004

ISBN: 0670042080

842 pages.

The story of a 3 RAR soldier captured in Korea who survives

internment with the help of an black American serviceman fellow-captive. Their bond of friendship survives beyond the war and captivity together, and later in a white Australia (Tasmania) where the two are re-united after the war.

 

 

 

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

 

 

Nil entry

 

 

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

CARROL, John – Token Soldiers

Wildgrass Books, Boronia VIC, 1983

ISBN: 090806909X

261 pages.

The myths of heroism and glory are made from pain, futility and death. This is

the side of war – the only real side, which soldiers have as memories, wounds

and lasting bitterness.

 

COTTONE, David – Vietnam… Viet-Bloody-Nam

P.I.E. Books, Chelmer QLD, 2015

ISBN: 9780992529314 (pbk)

270 pages.

A novel about two friends – one a volunteer and the other a conscript, who serve together in Vietnam. The author explores the various experiences and tolls that the Vietnam war in particular took, including how many of the returning soldiers were treated at the time.

 

COURTNEY, Bryce – Smokey Joe’s Café

Penguin Books Australia Ltd, Ringwood VIC, 2001

ISBN: 014029807X

Glossary; 237 pages.

A fictional account of the remnants of a platoon that fought at Long Tan and their exploits on their return to Australia to save a young girl from death.

 

CUNNINGHAM, John – The way the dice fall

Zeus Publications, Burleigh QLD, 2006

ISBN: 1 921118 86 5

Bibliography; 242 pages.

Fiction based on a group of young soldiers serving in an RAR battalion in Vietnam. Mentions several real RAR individuals in the Acknowledgements, and the author himself served there in 1968/69. Depicts life for young soldiers during that war.

 

DENNIS, DJ – A Day at a Time: a Vietnam Diary

University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1992

ISBN: 0702224421

Map, photos;161 pages.

The story of one day at war. It is based on interviews and D.J Dennis’s own wartime diary. It tells of young men fighting an unpopular war, pitting their high-spirited indifference against fate and military authority.

 

FRAZER, Michael – Nasho

Aries Imprint, Melbourne, 1984

ISBN: 0959269924

Glossary; 296 pages.

The author was a National Serviceman between 1969-1971 and during that time he spent 253 days in Vietnam.

 

KRASNOFF, Stan – Freefall

USQ Press, Toowoomba QLD, 1992

ISBN: 094941459X

Glossary, maps; 189 pages.

The wives and children of Vietnam veterans may find in these pages some idea of the trauma their husbands and fathers faced in Vietnam, and some

explanation of why so many veterans who left Australia as typical young men, were somehow different men upon return after their Vietnam experience.

 

McAULAY, Lex – When The Buffalo Fight

Century Hutchinson Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney, 1980

ISBN: 0091690218

236 pages, glossary

Fiction based on fact. The story is based on author’s service with 1RAR in South Vietnam during 1965-1966. Multiple editions.

 

McKENNA, T. P. – Vietnam: We Fought and Served: what price courage,

valour and honour?

Seaview Press Henley Beach SA, 2000

ISBN:1740080726

Short stories set in South Vietnam involving the Australians.

 

NAGLE, William – The Odd Angry Shot

Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1975

ISBN: 0207131538 (hbk) 0207131546(pbk)

98 pages.

This is the author’s account of his participation as a professional soldier in a

discredited war (Vietnam).

 

O’CONNOR, Mary-Anne – War Flower

Harlequin, Sydney, 2017

ISBN:9781489241146

No Index or references, 208 pages.

A fictional and stylised romance set in the Vietnam era involving twin sisters and one of their loves, a soldier who deploys to Vietnam. Indicative of the lifestyle and relationships involving many RAR men of the time.

 

ROONEY, Roger – True North

Volcano Mountain Publishing, Australia, 2018

ISBN: 9780648249214

Maps, illustrations, Index; 289 pages.

Story of LT Jack Burns (RAR) in the AATTV and a North Vietnamese Army female soldier Tran. Although fiction, it covers much of the war to which RAR veterans say they can relate.

 

ROWE, John – Count Your Dead: A Novel of Vietnam

Angus & Robertson (and others), Sydney, 1968, 2003, 2006 ISBN: 0207950229

ISBN-10: 0975086049

ISBN-13: 978-0975086049

223 pages.

A fictional novel of the Vietnam war by a Vietnam veteran, based primarily on an American officer and his difficulties dealing with (what he terms) the senseless destruction approach taken by the Americans. A useful source which illustrates both the destruction and the psychological impact many RAR veterans will relate to.

 

RYAN, Merv J – Vietnam Conscript

Access Press, Northbridge WA, 1992

ISBN: 0949795674

261 pages.

The author served in the Vietnam conflict and has drawn on his knowledge and experience to present this powerful story of two young men, one militant and aggressive, the other basically a pacifist, who are conscripted and sent to fight in the jungle.

 

SABBEN, Dave – Through Enemy Eyes

Allen & Unwin Australia, Sydney, 2005

ISBN: 1741145619

Index, maps, bibliography; 380 pages.

Based on detailed research by Dave Sabben, one of the 6 RAR Australian platoon commanders in the Battle of Long Tan. A fictionalised account

of the events leading up to the battle as seen through VC and NVA eyes.

 

 

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

 

Nil entry

 

 

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

 

Nil entry

 

 

PART 14 – PERSONNEL MATTERS

GENERAL – ALL PERIODS
(Available material to date covers Officer Training and Officer Postings; publications in relation to Other Ranks & Senior NCOs will be added as and when produced)

Veteran Family Toolkit (Veterans’ Mental Health)

The five-episode Toolkit is series of videos that aims to inform and educate current and former members of the Australian Defence Force members and their families and friends, about mental health. These videos cover post-traumatic mental health, avenues to treatment and how to best support oneself and loved ones. The videos are designed to break down the stigma around seeking help, and include input from veterans, families, and experts in the field. Includes a range of RAR veterans. The link directly to the site is:  https://www.boltonclarke.com.au/resources/?resource_category=veteran-family-toolkit .

Produced by Bolton Clarke Research Institute

COULTHARD-CLARK, Chris – DUNTROON The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-1986

Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1986

ISBN: 0 86861 883 7

Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index, 367 pages.

Lists all graduates up to 1986, and how they are trained. Book also names many RAR staff members. Well illustrated, with Staff Cadet list among the appendices.

DONNELLY, Roger – The Scheyville Experience, The Officer Training Unit Scheyville 1965-1973

University of Queensland Press ,St Lucia QLD, 2001

ISBN 0 7022 3247 5 (pbk)

Index; 202 pages.

Scheyville produced many RAR Officers who served in Australia and overseas on operations. This is the story of how they were trained. As well, many officers from the RAR served on staff. Nominal Roll of Directing Staff and Graduates, Gallantry Awards, Honour Roll, black and white photos included.

EDWARDS, Glen D – Beyond Dark Clouds

Self-published, 2012

ISBN: 9780646575605SECA

Index, Bibliography; 404 pages.

Addresses the long-term effects of war on Vietnam veterans and their families and, more recently veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. Gives an insight (as told by veterans, their spouses and children) into their lives and the many challenges confronting them daily.

MURPHY, LTCOL PI – Fatigue Management During Operations: A Commander’s Guide

Doctrine Wing, Land Warfare Development Centre, Puckapunyal VIC, 3662

ISBN: Nil

Reading List, photographs, glossary; 96 pages.

Includes many illustrations from RAR members in the various campaigns in which they were involved.

KERBY, Martin C – Where Glory Awaits – A History of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace at War

Boolarong Press 2005

ISBN: 1 921 054 60 5

Index; 174 pages.

A biography of ex-students of Terrace who enlisted, several of whom served with the RAR commencing with the BCOF and Korea through the South East Asian campaigns and with the UN until and including Somalia.

LINDSAY, Neville – Loyalty and Service, The Officer Cadet School, Portsea

Historia Productions, Kenmore Qld 4069

ISBN 0 646 25492 8 (hcr)

Index, cover; 354 pages.

OCS Portsea produced many officers for the RAR, As well, many officers from the RAR served on staff. This story details their training. Graduate index, bibliography, glossaries, black and white and colour photos, Roll of Honour included.

MOORE, Darren – DUNTROON The Royal Military College of Australia 1911-2001

RMC of Australia, Canberra, 2001 (with assistance from the Australian Army History Unit)

ISBN: 1-876439-97-1

Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index, 608 pages.

Lists all cadets up to 2001, and how they are trained. Book also names many RAR staff members. Well illustrated, with Staff Cadet list among the appendices.

RAR Association – Roll of Honour 1948-98

RAR Association, Brisbane, 1998

No ISBN

Lists all RAR members who died whilst on overseas service from Japan to Vietnam inclusive, and who are commemorated at the  National Memorial Walk at Enoggera, Brisbane. Second and updated edition is under preparation. Available from Bibliography Registrar, and soon to be instated in Part 16.

TOOHEY, Paul – PTSD among Australian Defence Force personnel who’ve served in Iraq and Afghanistan yet to be realized (14 G)

Presented on the News Corp Australia Network, this material is at:

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/ptsd-among-australian-defence-force-personnel-whove-served-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-yet-to-be-realised/story-fneuzlbd-1227079403594

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

Australian Broadcasting Commission/SAUNDERS, Ian – Bring them home: MIA from Korean War

ABC, Sydney, 2015

Interview, 18 Sep 15

Forty three Australians are still listed as missing in action from the Korean War and the son of one of them is pushing for remains to be identified and returned home. Names of the remaining MIA are available for document in Part 14 of this bibliography. See http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4315696.htm

Department of Veterans Affairs – Australian Nominal Roll of Korean Veterans

Go to http://www.koreanroll.gov.au/history.aspx

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Cancer Incidence Study 2003: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2003

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover, black and white photographs and references; 60 pages.

Most Army covered in this tri-service study were RAR members.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Health Study 2005: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Monash University, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover, maps, black and white photos; 150 numbered pages plus approximately 100 more pages of appendixes.

A general study of all three Services Korean War veterans of which Army fielded large numbers of RAR members.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Mortality Study 2003: Australian Veterans of the Korean War

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2003

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover, maps, tables, black and white photos; 190 pages.

This study covers all three Services, and some of the photographs include RAR members in action during the Korean War.

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

Nil entry

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

Australian Government (Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal) – Reid and the Department of Defence [2017] DHAAT 22 (30 November 2017) – Recommendation for the award of the Victoria Cross of Australia

Department of Defence, Canberra, 2017

ISBN: Nil

39 page Hearing.

DHAAT Hearing recommendation regarding the potential award of the Victoria Cross of Australia to ex-PTE Ian Reid, 7 RAR for an action on 30 April 1970 near Phuoc Loi, South Vietnam. Paper located at https://defence-honours-tribunal.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Reid-Decision.pdf

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian National Service Vietnam Veterans: Mortality and Cancer Incidence 2005

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 92072041 3

Soft cover; 154 pages.

Publication No P1055C investigated mortality and cancer incidence among national service Vietnam veterans compared to contemporary national service personnel who did not serve in Vietnam.

Department of Veterans Affairs – Australian Nominal Roll of Vietnam Veterans

Go to www.vietnamroll.gov.au/ and follow the links.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Dapsone Exposure and Australian Service in Vietnam: Mortality and Cancer Incidence

DVA, Canberra, 2007

ISBN: 1 920720 42 1

A4 soft cover; 142 pages.

Publication P10551 is the fourth and final volume in a series on Vietnam veterans, the great majority being RAR members.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Mortality and Cancer Incidence in Australian Vietnam Veterans Study 2005

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 920720 39 1

Soft cover; 217 pages.

Study covers veterans of all three services, including RAR members,

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – The Third Australian Vietnam Veterans Mortality Study

DVA and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, 2005

ISBN: 1 920720 40 5

A4 soft cover; 230 pages.

Publication No 1055B is a study involving mortality rates in all three Services pertaining to veterans of the Vietnam War including mainly RAR members.

LAUGHTON Kenny and WALSH, Derek – Touched by Fire: The Australian Experience in Vietnam

No publication details

ISBN: Nil

Colour photographs; 36 pages.

A tribute to those who served in Vietnam and a memorial to those who did not return alive. All RAR members are named with a photograph in chronological sequence of their deaths, along with other facts and figures of the war.

ROSE, Peter Robert – Soldier’s Conscience: The Ethical Complexity of Vietnam Service

Barton Books, Canberra, 2008

ISBN: 9780980490107

Index, Bibliography; maps, 115 pages.

Author served in Vietnam as an Engineer. The book addresses ethical issues faced by Australian soldiers in Vietnam resulting from the severe cultural dislocation of deployment into a war zone. All RAR members will have faced these issues, having constituted the great bulk of the Australian deployment.

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

Nil entry

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study 2003: Executive Summary

Monash University and Health Services Australia, Melbourne, 2003

ISBN: Nil

A4 soft cover; 8 pages.

Executive Summary. This study was designed to investigate whether ADF personnel who served in the Gulf War have a higher than expected rate of adverse physical and psychological health effects, and if so, whether those effects are associated with exposures and experiences from that conflict.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Australian Gulf War Veterans’ Health Study 2003: Volume 2

Monash University and Health Services Australia, Melbourne, 2003

ISBN: 1 920720 13 8

A4 Soft cover; 402 pages.

Investigates whether ADF personnel who served in the Gulf War have a higher than expected rate of adverse general health outcomes than a comparison group, and if so, whether those effects are associated with exposures and experiences that occurred during the Gulf War.

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

Nil entry

 

PART 15 – MEDIA AND MISCELLANEOUS SOURCES

GENERAL – ALL PERIODS

CHARLTON, Bill – A Ragged Bunch of Diggers: Poetry by Bill Charlton

Charlton Publishing, Valentine NSW, 1999

ISBN: 0 9577620 03

Photographs, Index; 80 pages.

A book of poetry, many about RAR personalities; regarded as a ‘must’ for anyone to have worn army boots.

CHARLTON, Bill – A Rugged Bunch of Diggers: Poetry by Bill Charlton Book 2

Charlton Publishing, Valentine NSW, 2001

ISBN: 0-9577620-2-X

Colour and black & white photographs; 96 pages.

The second book of poems from Charlton, many of which are also about RAR personalities.

MANSFORD, George – Junior Leadership on the Battlefield 1990

Headquarters Training Command, Sydney, 1990

ISBN: 7610 66 135 0078

References, B & W photos; 84 pages.

This revised pamphlet, intended also for public consumption, provides examples of good junior Australian leadership on the battlefield. Its post WW II portion includes many examples from RAR members. Notified in Defence Instruction (Army) ADMIN 20 Series for 1990 and printed by AGPS, VIC, 1993.

MANSFORD, George – Junior Leadership on the Battlefield 1994 (Second Edition)

Army Office, Canberra, 1994

ISBN: 0 642 20293 1

References, B & W photos; 74 pages.

This revised pamphlet, intended also for public consumption, provides examples of good junior Australian leadership on the battlefield. Its post WW II portion includes many examples from RAR members. Notified in Defence Instruction (Army) ADMIN 20 Series for 1994.

Royal Australian Regiment (The) – Regimental Standing Orders 1977

Regimental Headquarters, Canberra, 1977

ISBN: Nil

Currently A4 assembled document of 13 chapters; approx 200 pages.

This is the 1977 edition of RAR Standing Orders. It contains General Information on the RAR, details of the Colonel Commandant function, Regimental Colonel function, Regimental Alliances, and histories of the battalions (12), RAR Council, Dress, Rules, Officers and Sergeant’s Messes, Sports and Competitions. A trove of data. Once digitised it will be available through Part 16 of this bibliography as well.

RUSS, Barry (Consultant Editor) – Duty First: 1948 – 2008: 60 years of the Royal Australian Regiment

Faicountmediagroup, Sydney, 2008

ISBN: Nil

88 pages.

This green covered (undated) publication is a 60 year commemorative edition with multiple editors and writers. It includes a series of feature articles, snapshots of 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8/9 RAR (the RAR at the time), articles on notable persons and finishes with a Futures article by the then Chief of Army, LTGEN Peter Leahy, himself of the RAR. Essentially, a snapshot commercially supported publication intended to celebrate the point in time with a contemporary contribution to the literature in 2008.

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

Nil entry

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (1st Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1952

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. With a foreword by the High Commissioner/Director of Operations, General Templar, the ATOM pamphlet as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops as well.

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (2nd Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1954

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. With a foreword by the Director of Operations, General Bourne, the ATOM pamphlet as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops as well. Updated to take account of experiences 1952-54.

British Army – The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya (3rd Edition)

HQ Malaya Command, Kuala Lumpur, 1958

A specific-to-campaign reference book (pamphlet) comprising 23 chapters. The ATOM pamphlet, as it became popularly known, was used by Australian RAR troops who by the time of publication had been in-country for several years so it is probable that input came from them as well as British forces as well. Updated to take account of experiences 1955-58.

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

Australian Army – Training Information Bulletin No 69: Infantry Battalion Lessons from Vietnam 1965-71

Headquarters Training Command, Sydney, 1988

ISBN: Nil

DSN: 7610-66-130-0811

Notified in (DI(A) ADMIN 20 series for 1988, Army pamphlet

Curiously this product was only published formally 17 years after the war to which it applied, although it has been pressed into service in document form much earlier as lessons learned accumulated. Covers tactics and weapons and includes quotes from a range of RAR veterans from the Vietnam war.

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1991-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

Nil entry

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

Nil entry

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

Nil entry

 

PART 16 – DIGITAL LIBRARY

 

 

 

GENERAL – ALL PERIODS

 

Nil entry

 

JAPAN AND KOREA 1946-53

 

US Dept of Defence and ADF – Memorandum of Understanding: US Dept of Defence POW-MIA Accounting Agency and the ADF Unrecovered War Casualties – Army

August 2018

Historic agreement enabling full co-operation between the US and Australian authorities to share information on POW/MIA deceased remains from the Korean War where the majority of those Australians still missing were RAR members. Section1, Objectives and Section 2, Purpose and Scope contains the intended positive processes that hopefully will create closures for families of those still listed as MIA.

 

SOUTH EAST ASIA 1950-current

(includes Malaya, Borneo, Singapore & Malaysia)

 

Nil entry

 

 

VIETNAM 1962-75

 

JONES, JG – An Experience of War

Geoff served with 6 RAR as a medic. His paper provides an interesting insight into the close bond between the Infantry members of the battalions, and the other Corps who supported them. (click here)

 

Viet Cong  – Propaganda leaflet – Daidau-tac

The war for control of the mind was played by both sides. (click here)

 

 

 

PEACE KEEPING & PEACE MAKING OPERATIONS

(Somalia 1992-93, Rwanda 1994-95, Cambodia 1994-95, Papua New Guinea 1946 to 1975, East Timor 1999-2012, Bougainville 1994, The Solomon Islands 2000 -2008, all remaining deployments not covered by UN or above (Rhodesia, Uganda)

 

Nil entry

 

 

IRAQ 2003-09 and 2014–ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

AFGHANISTAN 2006-ongoing

 

Nil entry

 

 

HUMANITARIAN/DEFENCE AID TO THE CIVIL COMMUNITY

(Civilian Humanitarian Disaster ops (incl Darwin 1975 and other cyclones and floods, overseas eg PNG, Indian Ocean, and lately, Border Operations, and DACC (non-disaster) eg Olympics and Commonwealth Games and other government support eg APEC, G20)

 

Nil entry

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY SERIES

 

  1. First World War

The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australia’s involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by the official historian C E W Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The books, with their familiar covers, “the colour of dried blood” in the words of one reviewer, rapidly became highly regarded internationally. Bean’s work established the tradition and set the standard for all subsequent Australian official war histories. These are supplemented by the three volume Medical series shown below.

Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918

  • Volume I – The Story of ANZAC – CEW Bean
  • Volume II – The Story of ANZAC – CEW Bean
  • Volume III – The AIF in France 1916 – CEW Bean
  • Volume IV – The AIF in France 1917 – CEW Bean
  • Volume V – The AIF in France 1918 – CEW Bean
  • Volume VI –– The AIF in France 1918 – CEW Bean
  • Volume VII – Sinai and Palestine – HS Gullett
  • Volume VIII – Australian Flying Corps – FM Cutlack
  • Volume IX – The Royal Australian Navy – AW Jose
  • Volume X – The Australians at Rabaul – SS Mackenzie
  • Volume XI – Australia during the War – Ernest Scott
  • Volume XII – Photographic Record of the War

Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services 1914-18

  • Volume I – Gallipoli Palestine and New Guinea – AG Butler
  • Volume II – The Western Front AG Butler
  • Volume III – Problems and Services – AG Butler

 

  1. Second World War

The official history of Australia’s involvement in the Second World War represents one of the longest and largest historical endeavours Australia has ever seen. The enterprise began in January 1943 with the appointment of Gavin Long as General Editor. The 22 volumes, written 14 authors, were published by the Memorial over a 25-year period between 1952 and 1977.

 

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 – Series 1 (Army)

  • Volume I – To Benghazi – Gavin Long
  • Volume II – Greece, Crete and Syria – Gavin Long
  • Volume III – Tobruk and El Alamein – Barton Maughan
  • Volume IV – The Japanese Thrust – Lionel Wigmore
  • Volume V – South-West Pacific Area – First Year – Dudley McCarthy
  • Volume VI – The New Guinea Offensives – David Dexter
  • Volume VII – The Final Campaigns – Gavin Long

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 – Series 2 (Navy)

  • Volume I – Royal Australian Navy, 1939-42 – G Hermon Gill
  • Volume II – Royal Australian Navy, 1942-45 G Hermon Gill

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 – Series 3 (Air)

  • Volume I – Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-42 – Douglas Gillison
  • Volume II – Air War Against Japan, 1943-45 – George Ordgers
  • Volume III – Air War Against Germany and Italy, 1939-43 – John Herington
  • Volume IV – Air Power over Europe, 1944-45 – John Herington

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 – Series 4 (Civil)

  • Volume I – The Government and the People, 1939-41 Paul Hasluck
  • Volume II – The Government and the People, 1942-45 – Paul Hasluck
  • Volume III – War Economy, 1939-42 – SJ Butlin
  • Volume IV – War Economy 1943-45 – SJ Butlin
  • Volume V – The Role of Science and Industry – DP Mellor

Australia in the War of 1939-1945 – Series 5 (Medical)

  • Volume IClinical Problems of War – Allan S Walker
  • Volume II – Middle East and Far East – Allan S Walker
  • Volume III – The Island Campaigns – Allan S Walker
  • Volume IVMedical Services of the RAN and RAAF – Allan S Walker

Photographic supplement

  • Volume 1 (green hard cover – sometimes found with greasepaper transparent dustjacket)
  • Volume 2
  • Volume 3
  • Volume 4
  • Volume 5

 

  1. Australia in the Korean War 1950-53

Professor Robert O’Neill was appointed the Official Historian for the Korean War series of two volumes which were published jointly by the Australian War Memorial and the Australian Government Publishing Service in 1981 and 1985.

  • Volume 1 – Robert O’Neill. Strategy and Diplomacy. The Australian War Memorial and The Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1981

Tells the story of Australia’s participation in the Korean war at the political and strategic level.

  • Volume 2 – Robert O’Neill. Combat Operations. The Australian War Memorial and The Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1985

Describes the war experiences of the RAN, Australian Army and RAAF.

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  1. Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948 – 1975

Professor Peter Edwards was appointed official historian in 1982 to produce the current official history series on Australia’s involvement in Southeast Asian conflicts from 1948 to 1975. This nine-volume series covers the longest period of any of the official histories and deals with the Malayan Emergency (1948-1960), the Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation (1963-1966) and the Vietnam War (1962-1972). In keeping with the previous official histories, this series covers Australian combat operations by all three services as well as the areas of strategy, diplomacy, home front politics and society, and medical matters.

 

  • Volume 1Peter Edwards with Gregory Pemberton, Crises & Commitments: The Politics and Diplomacy of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1965, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1992
  • Volume 2Ian McNeill, To Long Tan: The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1950-1966, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1993
  • Volume 3Brendan G. O’Keefe and F.B.Smith, Medicine at War: Medical aspects of Australia’s involvement in Southeast Asia 1950-1972, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1994
  • Volume 4Chris Coulthard-Clark, The RAAF in Vietnam: Australian Air Involvement in the Vietnam War 1962-1975, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1995
  • Volume 5Jeffrey Grey and Peter Dennis, Emergency & Confrontation: Australian Military Operations in Malaya and Borneo 1950-1966, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1996
  • Volume 6Peter Edwards, A Nation at War: Australian Politics, Society and Diplomacy during the Vietnam War 1965-1975, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1997
  • Volume 7 – Jeffrey Grey, Up Top: The Royal Australian Navy in Southeast Asian Conflicts, 1955-1972, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 1998
  • Volume 8Ian McNeill and Ashley Ekins, On the Offensive: The Australian Army in the Vietnam War 1967-1968, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 2003
  • Volume 9Ashley Ekins with Ian McNeill, Fighting to the Finish: The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1968-1975, Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, Sydney, 2012

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  1. Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations

Since 1947, at least 30,000 Australian peacekeepers have taken part in over 50 operations, in more than two-dozen theatres of conflict around the world, as well as a similar number of disaster-relief operations. The Australian Government has authorised the Australian War Memorial to research and write a six-volume Official History of Australian peacekeeping, humanitarian and post–Cold War operations. This important document of Australians in peacekeeping represents a world-first: the first official history of a nation’s complete peacekeeping record.

The history is official only in the sense it has government support and that the team has access to all relevant government records. What the historians write is not subject to censorship of any kind, except for reasons of national security. The history is a joint project of the Australian War Memorial and the Australian National University. The Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations is being produced under the general editorship of Professor David Horner as Official Historian. The series is being published by Cambridge University Press. The six-volume history recounts the story of Australian participation in over fifty operations in some 25 areas of conflict since 1947 and a similar number of humanitarian operations.

The current schedule is as follows:

  • Volume 1: The long search for peace: observer missions and beyond by Dr Peter Londey, formerly of the Australian War Memorial and now at the Australian National University, covers peacekeeping missions that began between 1947 and 1987, including Indonesia, Kashmir, the Middle East, the Congo, Cyprus, and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. Forthcoming, publication anticipated by February 2018.
  • Volume 2: Australia and the ‘new world order’: from peacekeeping to peace enforcement, 1988–1991 by Professor David Horner, covers peacekeeping missions that began between 1988 and 1991 including Namibia, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait. This volume was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.
  • Volume 3: The good international citizen: Australian peacekeeping in Asia, Africa and Europe, 1991–1993 by Professor David Horner and Dr John Connor, formerly of the Australian War Memorial now at the University of New South Wales (Australian Defence Force Academy), and covers peacekeeping missions that began in 1991, including Iraq (humanitarian operations, sanctions, and weapons inspection) Cambodia, Western Sahara and former Yugoslavia. This volume was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.
  • Volume 4: The limits of peacekeeping: Australian peacekeeping in internal conflicts, 1993–2006 by Dr Bob Breen and Dr Jean Bou of the Australian National University, covering peacekeeping missions from 1993 onwards including, Somalia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Haiti, Eritrea, Guatemala, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Forthcoming, publication anticipated by September 2017.
  • Volume 5: The good neighbour: Australian peace support operations in the Pacific Islands, 1980–2006 by Dr Bob Breen, covers peacekeeping missions in the Pacific region since the mid-1980s, including Bougainville, Solomon Islands, and other deployments. This volume was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.
  • Volume 6: In their time of need: Australian overseas emergency relief operations, 1918–2006 by Dr Steven Bullard of the Australian War Memorial, covers overseas emergency relief operations, including Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, Pakistan, Iran, and various Pacific nations.  Forthcoming, publication anticipated by March 2017.

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  1. Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor

Since its inception, the Australian War Memorial has sponsored the production of Australia’s official war histories. In 2016 the Memorial, with funding from the Australian government, began writing the official history of the most recent conflicts in which Australia has been involved. The team, led by Official Historian Professor Craig Stockings, will provide a detailed, authoritative account of Australia’s extensive and complex combat operations in Iraq (2003–11) and Afghanistan (2001–14), as well as its role in peacekeeping operations in East Timor (1999–2012).

Australia has had long-running involvements in both Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 40,000 Australian Defence Force personnel have served in or directly supported these operations since 2001. More than 40 Australians have died as a result of their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and hundreds more have been wounded.

Australia’s involvement in East Timor, from 1999 to the end of 2012, was instrumental in that nation gaining independence. The International Force East Timor (INTERFET), deployed from 1999 to 2000, remains Australia’s largest peacekeeping mission to date, and the largest overseas military deployment since the Vietnam War. Furthermore, it was the first time Australia had led a major international coalition.

As at Jan 17, this sixth Official History series will comprise the following:

  • Volume I: covering operations in Afghanistan and the Middle East, 2001–06
  • Volume II: covering operations in Iraq, 2003–11
  • Volume III: covering operations in Afghanistan, 2005–10
  • Volume IV: covering operations in Afghanistan, 2010–14
  • Australian peacekeeping operations in East Timor:
    • Sub-volume I covering the period of the INTERFET deployment, 1999–2000
    • Sub-volume II covering the period 2000–12

Six distinguished historians have been appointed as authors: Dr Craig Stockings (Official Historian), Dr Steven Bullard, Dr Rhys Crawley, Dr David Stevens, Dr Roger Lee, and Dr Robert Stevenson. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.