History RAN Australian Navy Vietnam War HMAS Sydney

History RAN Australian Navy Vietnam War HMAS Sydney

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind, the Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972 ' by J. Carroll.
2nd Edition

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind, the Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 2nd edition ' by John Carroll.

 

 

 

The second edition has been thoroughly checked updated where required and validated. The substantial amount of corroborating evidence ensures it is true and accurate. The first edition was utilised to great effect by advocates and legal representatives of veterans at the Veterans Review Board, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and at the Federal Court.

The author highlights and analyses the vital part played by HMAS Sydney and other units of the RAN in the support of land bases forces in Vietnam. The perceived absence of enemy threat was the prime factor influencing the Federal Government’s decision to exclude from benefits and entitlements those who served in Sydney, Jeparit and Boonaroo and the warships that escorted them into the war zone.

 

A flawed decision made on the basis of fallacious information and the cause of much bitterness. While Sydney and her escort were at anchor, not only were they vulnerable to an enemy well versed in unconventional guerrilla warfare, but all who served in these ships were also exposed to highly toxic herbicides used to defoliate the nearby landscape. Extra 40 pages to the 1st edition... 

 

Whilst the Vietnam War was largely a land based conflict the Royal Australian Navy undertook an important roll. HMAS Sydney and other units of the RAN formed a major support to land based forces in Vietnam. A full and accurate history supported by many personal photographs of the Ships and Men. Several appendix complete the book including, Technical layout of the ships, Details of the voyages undertaken by the HMAS Sydney and support ships, Deployments etc.

The author also investigates Federal Government’s decision to exclude from benefits and entitlements those who served in Sydney, Jeparit and Boonaroo and the warships that escorted them into the war zone.

The author served on HMAS Sydney in 1967, was posted to HMAS Yarra 1967–68, returning to Sydney 1972-73. Both ships were deployed on operational service in Vietnamese waters during these periods.
Some 13,000 members of the RAN  participated in the Vietnam War.

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Book Condition:
PERFECT - NEW BOOK
Total Pages:
260
Publication Date:
January 2020
Comment:
2nd edition
Dimensions in mm :
285 x 210 x 15
Cover Type:
Stiff Card Boards Printed Laminate
Nominal Roll ? :-
Does not have a roll

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