was sprayed in many areas in Vietnam by the United States and its allies to destroy jungles.
Australia is allies (friends) with America, therefore Australia was obligated to support the USA in Vietnam War.
to hide and then attack someone
bullets, shells, cartridges or other items used in firearms
People in Australia were becoming concerned about sending Australians to a war that could not be won
a large unit of soldiers
A fight that took place 18th August 1966 where 108 Australia’s were met by a large force of over 2 000 Viet Cong soldiers.
a temporary stopping of hostile activities
A type of helicopter with two sets of propellers
people who are not in the military / armed forces
members of a government system in which all property is shared
Also called the draft, legally requires people to join the army, with penalties if they don’t.
Where people of a country can have a say in how their country is run
Vietnam war took place to stop the spread of communism. If one country fell to communism, it was feared that other countries nearby would too
a weapon that shoots streams of burning liquid
a style of irregular fighting, including tactics such as ambushes and sabotage
Vietnams most populated city, but also the name of Ho Chi Minh who was a believer in communism and helped organize a Communist party in Vietnam
a short cannon that fires shells at high angles
soldiers trained and organsied to fight on foot
American base camp outside Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh
a weapon that is thrown or projected to hit a target
(also known as birthday ballot) – Australian men were chosen to fight in Vietnam war based on a random selection of their birthdate
Australia's base camp in Vietnam
mistreated especially because of race, political or religious beliefs
Where the battle of Long Tan took place
(PTSD) – following the war, this involved intense feelings of distress when reminded of a tragic event
having to do with the mind
The South of Vietnam was led by Ngo Dinh Diem (non-communist)
Returned and Services League is an organisation that cares for the health and wellbeing of serving and ex-serving soldiers
Where rubber tree plants are grown, usually grow up to 4 metres.
small metal pieces that scatter from a bomb
a particular type of land
An agreement between countries
The Viet Minh were led by a man named Ho Chi Minh. Viet Minh teamed up with
was a political and military organisation controlled by the North. Viet Minh teamed up with Viet Cong.
A war held in Vietnam between 1955-1975 which Australia was involved in
Where Australian soldiers would go for recreational leave
methods and weapons used to fight in a war
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