Vietnam. 1966-08-19. During Operation Smithfield, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of 1 APC ...

Accession Number CUN/66/0707/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 35mm safety base
Maker Cunneen, William James
Place made Vietnam
Date made 1966
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
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Description

Vietnam. 1966-08-19. During Operation Smithfield, armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of 1 APC Squadron and troops on foot sweep along in pursuit of retreating Viet Cong in Phuoc Tuy Province. The chase followed a savage battle at Long Tan in which members of the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), APCs and artillery fire killed 250 enemy troops.

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