Write home for me: a Red Cross woman in Vietnam
Jean Debelle Lamensdorf
Working as a journalist at the Adelaide Advertiser in 1966, Jean Debelle yearned to be involved in the Vietnam War, but only male journalists in Australia were being sent to cover the conflict. She instead volunteered for the Red Cross to tend to the non-medical welfare of the sick and wounded, where she experienced a year in the spotlight a young Australian woman amongst 5,000 men. This personal account is told by a woman living close to the battlefront, where she tells of the resilience of the soldiers in the face of daily atrocities and the experiences of war from both sides of the conflict.
Soft cover, 302 pages.