Action in Vietnam


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1966, 25 Minutes.

In making this film about the Vietnam War, the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit did not look for battles and heroes. This was to be the story of the young Australians who were carrying on the standards of service begun by their grandfathers during the First World War. The emphasis was on people, both Australian and Vietnamese. The intention was to show what war really feels like.

An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit for the Department of the Army. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.



Writer/Director: John Abbott

Narrator: Max Meldrum

Year: 1966

Running Time: 25 Minutes

Classification: Exempt from classification

Curriculum Links: Australian History - of particular relevance for NSW History Stage 5, Topic 5 'Australia in the Vietnam War Era'; History - The Vietnam War and Asia, The Vietnam Wars; Southeast Asian Studies.


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SKU 001910300
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