BIEN HOA PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM. 1968-05. GUNNERS FROM THE 12TH FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ...

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Accession Number ERR/68/0515/VN
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Errington, William Alexander (Bill)
Date made 1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
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BIEN HOA PROVINCE, SOUTH VIETNAM. 1968-05. GUNNERS FROM THE 12TH FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL AUSTRALIAN ARTILLERY (RAA), WATCH AND WAIT AT FIRE SUPPORT BASE (FSB) CORAL, WHERE TWO LARGE VIET CONG ASSAULTS WERE DRIVEN BACK. THE VIET CONG TWICE TRIED TO OVER RUN THE GUN POSITIONS, ON 1968-05-13 AND 1968-05-16. ELEMENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN TASK FORCE KILLED ABOUT 130 ENEMY IN THE CLASHES AND IN SUBSEQUENT SMALLER CONTACTS IN THE NINE DAYS FOLLOWING THE FIRST ATTACK ON 1968-05-13. NOTE THE SANDBAGS AROUND THE GUN PIT AREA.