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Year 11 History

Hovering US Army helicopters pour machine-gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops as they attack a Vietcong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, in March 1965

Ho Chi Minh and the French

A short clip that discusses the political and military issues leading to the Vietnam War. 

Duration: 2mins

The Geneva Conference

One of the most important conferences in history. Watch this clip to gain an understanding of where things went wrong. 

Duration: 2 mins

Why did the US join?

A short clip explaining the reasons The United States decided to join the war. 

Duration: 5mins 

 

Battle of Long Tan

My Lai Massacre

Duration: 6 mins

The Vietnam War - Ken Burns

Declassified Secret Documents (Tet Offensive)

The Impact of such a War

PTSD in Australian Veterans

"The weirdest things could trigger him. He would see a helicopter on the news, and you could almost guarantee that he would have nightmares that evening." - paragraph 7

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The Australian Perspective

Australian Soliders in Vietnam

Duration: 29 mins

Some riveting footage of Australian soldiers going about their tasks during the Vietnam War.

Australian Special Air Service (SAS) Vietnam

Astounding footage of the Special Air Service (SAS) in Vietnam. Get a close look at the work and everyday experience of these Australians. 

Duration: 5 mins

Australia Against the War

Did all Australians wish to join the war? What did they think of conscription? Watch this historical footage and find out! 

Duration: 5 mins

Library Resources

Intrigued and what to know more? Check out the library's e-books and audiobooks that go into further depth on the Vietnam War. 

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