Introduction: new perceptions of the Vietnam War / Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen -- Part I. War and politics -- "A short road to hell": Thieu, South Vietnam and the Paris Peace Accords / George J. Veith -- An intellectual through revolution, war and exile: t he political commitment of Nguyen Ngoc Huy (1924-1990) / François Guillemot -- Years on: half-century reflections on the Australian commitment to the Vietnam War / Peter Edwards -- Part II. Memorials and commemoration -- Side-by-side memorials: commemorat ing the Vietnam War in Australia / Christopher R. Linke -- Vietnam: the long journey home / Elizabeth Stewart -- Part III. War and women's writing -- War through women's eyes: Nam Phuong's red on gold and Yung Krall's a thousand tears falling / Nathalie H uynh Chau Nguyen -- The postwar body: the literary double in the exile literature of Linda Lê / Alexandra Kurmann and Tess Do -- Part IV. Identities and legacies -- The Vietnam War: a personal journey / Robert S. McKelvey -- Recognition of war service: Vi etnamese veterans and Australian government policy / Nathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen -- Indigenous soldiers: Native American and aboriginal Australian service in Vietnam / Noah Riseman -- An independent command? Australia's ground forces in the Vietnam War and contemporary memories / Bruce Davies.