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‚ÄúMyths of Australia‚Äôs Vietnam War‚Äù with Professor Peter Edwards
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am
The Vietnam War, Australia‚Äôs most controversial conflict of the twentieth century, gave rise to an extraordinary number of myths.
Even 50 years later, many half-truths are asserted as if they were unchallengeable.
This talk looks at some assertions about the military, strategic, political, and social aspects of Australia‚Äôs war that deserve to be challenged or questioned.
Peter Edwards (AM, DPhil, FAIIA) is a distinguished writer, historian and biographer.
He is probably best known as the Official Historian of Australia‚Äôs involvement in the 1948-75 South East Asian conflicts (Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam) for which he was the general editor of the nine volume series and author of two of the volumes.
His latest book is a summary of the series, Australia and the Vietnam War (2014). Amongst his many other achievements and positions, Peter is a former Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Peter is also a Vice Patron of MHHV.