This is Dr Grandin’s second book: the first was about the battle of Long Tan.
This book is a unique historical account of the Vietnam War written through the eyes of prominent British journalist Max Hastings.
The period from the Tet offensive of early 1968 to the Moratorium demonstration of May 1970 was the turning point in the most important battlefield of the Vietnam War—the battle for American public opinion.
547 Signal Troop (“the Troop”) was a sub-unit on the Order of Battle of the 1st Australian Task Force for the duration of the Vietnam War.
While elementary under sea craft have been reported for centuries, the first military use considered successful was during the American Civil War. A Union warship was sunk by a Confederate submarine which unfortunately also sank.
To set the scene, Michael began with a short video of interviews of family members of VC recipients taken while he was researching the book.
Before Federation, colonial naval officers were recognised for steadfastness and courage while serving in South Africa and China.
This lavishly produced book is both an illustrated account of Australia’s Victoria Cross winners and a fund-raising vehicle for that worthy cause, the TPIS (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Ex-Servicemen & Women’s Association).