In the ANZAC Spirit

Lt. Col Brian Avery

Fourth Battalion, RAR/NZ (ANZAC)South Vietnam 1968-1969. In the ANZAC Spirit covers the training of 4RAR in its preparation for its move to South Vietnam in 1968. The inclusion of two New Zealand companies into 4RAR upon its arrival in South Vietnam, made this a truly ANZAC Battalion. The battalion's numerous operations against the Vietcong during this tour, form the major part of this book.

In the ANZAC Spirit, Avery vividly describes the conditions under which 4RAR/NZ fought, and demonstrates the co-operation received from the other arms and forces involved in the war. Brian Avery served with 1 and 3RAR in Malaya, and 4RAR in Borneo, then commanded the 4RAR/NZ Mortar Platoon in Vietnam.

The constant themes of this book are the military skills, endurance, and the Australian and Kiwi soldiers as they tracked down, fought and successfully dominated a determined foe in the Phuo Tuy Province.

Hard cover, 224 pages.