VIETNAM. 1966-08-19. BOOTS DRAGGED DOWN BY MUD AND SHOULDERS STOOPED FROM EXHAUSTION, SOLDIERS ...

Unit 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment
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Accession Number CUN/66/0692/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Cunneen, William James
Date made 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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VIETNAM. 1966-08-19. BOOTS DRAGGED DOWN BY MUD AND SHOULDERS STOOPED FROM EXHAUSTION, SOLDIERS FROM THE 6TH BATTALION, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN REGIMENT (6RAR), PLOD ON WITH GRIM DETERMINATION IN SEARCH OF A LARGE VIET CONG (VC) FORCE. THE ENEMY WERE RETREATING AFTER LOSING 250 MEN IN A BITTER BATTLE WITH THE AUSTRALIAN FORCE AT LONG TAN, IN PHUOC TUY PROVINCE DURING OPERATION SMITHFIELD. THE SEARCHING AUSTRALIANS FOUND HASTILY DUG GRAVES AND OTHER EVIDENCE OF THE LARGE SCALE VC RETREAT.