Concert party a hit in Vietnam DPR/TV/580

Accession Number F10136
Collection type Film
Measurement 1 min 44 sec
Object type Actuality footage, Television news footage
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Place made Vietnam, Vietnam: Vung Tau Special Zone, Vung Tau
Date made March 1967
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

The largest entertainment group yet seen by Australian troops in Vietnam received a warm welcome when they performed in the Australian Task Force area. The Australian Broadcasting Commission dance band, supported by top-line artists, gave two one hour shows. The stage was a temporarily-erected platform attached to one end of an RSL amenities building being constructed by diggers. The 18 strong group of entertainers went on to give shows in the Logistic Support Group area at Vung Tau where they also performed for the RAAF sick and wounded soldiers in wards at Vung Tau were entertained informally by the group. Identified personnel: Lorrae Desmond, Jackie De Paul, (Jacqueline de Paul), Jim Gussey, Gus Merzi, Dinah Lee, Gunner Bob Reardon.

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