Army Nurses in Vietnam (DPR206)

Accession Number F03240
Collection type Film
Measurement 8 min 25 sec
Object type Short film
Physical description 16mm/b&w/sound
Maker Directorate of Public Relations
Place made Vietnam: South Vietnam
Date made 1971
Access Open
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Activities of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps in South Vietnam filmed in 1971 by the Directorate of Public Relations. Nurses are shown caring for and assisting in operations on wounded soldiers in the Australian defence hospital in Vung Tau during the Vietnam War. Quality of hospital care for Australian defence personnel is shown to be excellent and full recovery of Australian wounded is very high. Medical staff are a blend of civilian and defence trained professionals. Soldiers work as medical assistants, specially trained for male nursing duties.

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