Interview with Neil Davis Roll 24 (Frontline out takes)

Accession Number F10498
Collection type Film
Measurement 9 min 53 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 16mm/colour (Eastman)/sound and mute
Maker Kim Dong Kyu
Davis, Neil Brian
Bradbury, David
Place made Thailand: Bangkok
Date made 1979
Access Open
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Neil Davis as a cameraman correspondent, describes his first experience in combat; how the first shot was just like in the movies; learned latter that how green he was and that he was lucky to survive his first year; learning to 'do as the soldiers do'; relative safety of the front line; prefering the bullets of the front line to the shrapnel of the rear; effect of shrapnel; tactics of advancing troops; seeking cover, reactions and luck in combat situations; ninety percent experience and ten per cent luck; example of luck when out of the five men in one patrol he was with a Viet Cong chose to shoot the radio operator. [start of audio missing on receival of original tape]

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