Major Barrie Gillman as a public relations officer Headquarters Australian Force Vietnam, South Vietnam 1967-1968, reports from 1st Australian Task Force base Nui Dat, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, June 1967

Accession Number S03517
Collection type Sound
Measurement 10 min 25 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 1/4 inch sound tape reel; KODAK; 3 3/4 ips/9.5 cm.s; mono; 7 inch
Maker Gillman, Barrie Winston Farleigh
Date made June 1967
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright

Item copyright: Commonwealth of Australia copyright

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Description

Gillman reports on the Twiliters (Maria Blanche, Greg Ferris, Valmai Johnson, Graham Shaw, John Stoddart, Catherine Anne Warnes and Kerry White) tour of South Vietnam, 8-19 June 1967. Major Francis Henry James Mitchell, Headquarters Eastern Command, is escorting the group. The Twiliters is the seventh Australian-government sponsored concert party to visit South Vietnam. Included are performances by Valmai Johnston, Maria Blanche and Johnny Stoddart at a concert held at 1st Australian Task Force base, Nui Dat. Warrant Officer Class 2 Colin Henry Swinbourn gives his impressions of this concert. Ferris and Warnes speak of their selection for the Twiliters' tour; arrival in South Vietnam; performances for Australians in Saigon, Nui Dat, Vung Tau and for members of the United States 7th Fleet in the Gulf of Tonkin; reasons for wanting to entertain servicemen and women in South Vietnam.

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