The remains of the Tan Son Nhut Chapel, hit during the rocket and mortar attack on Tan Son Nhut Air Base. February 18, 1968. AVSG-S-1256-16/AGA68 ARVN Tan Son Nhut. Photo by: SP4 Thomas G. Wong Pictoria.
Anzac Battalion Members Instructing Troops from the ARVN
Members of the Anzac ( Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) battalion, 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) instructing troops from the 3/43 Battalion, 18th Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), on the loading of an M79 grenade launcher at Horseshoe Hill, near Nui Dat, September 1969.
To Thi Nau, (aka Minh Hoang), a 23-year-old Viet Cong woman captured with a radio in the Nui Dinh Hills west of Nui Dat on 24 October 1966. To was subsequently proven to be a National Liberation Front cadre active in propaganda, indoctrination and intelligence gathering. She was interrogated in a tent at the 1st Australian Task Force Base (1ATF) for approximately 30 minutes on 27 October 1966 before being handed over to Republic of Vietnam (RVN) authorities. "There was much controversy over an alleged 'water torture' incident during her interrogation by a warrant officer from Detachment 1 Division Intelligence Unit who threatened to give her the 'water treatment’, poured water into her mouth and forced her to swallow about a cup-full before other officers intervened." -Vietnam Veteran.
Australian 5RAR (Royal Australian Regiment) Troops
Australian 5RAR (Royal Australian Regiment) troops led by Corporal John Hinchey, instruct ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers on the use of the M60 at the Horseshoe, 1970. Photo courtesy of Mos Hancock.
A US Navy PBR (Patrol Boat, River) gunner en route to Hué, Vietnam, 1968. The city came under intense attack during the Tet Offensive of 1968 and was held by NVA (North Vietnamese Army) forces and the Vietcong for 25 days before retaken by US and ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) forces. Most of the city was destroyed. Photo by Byron Sonny Glisson.
South Vietnam, An Lo, 1972. A Soviet made T.54 tank decorated with the skull of a North Vietnamese soldier, after the attack on the city of An Loc. American and South Vietnamese wounded are taken to a nearby medical center. Photograph by Bruno Barbey.
Medics Carry the Body of a Dead South Vietnamese Officer
ARVN medics carry the body of a dead South Vietnamese officer from the French National Cemetery where a firefight was taking place. This action was part of what later became known as the Post-Tet Offensive of the May Offensive of 1968. 6 May 1968 - Photo by SP4 Bryan Grigsby (DASPO)
Father Holds the Body of His Child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers Look Down From their Armored Vehicle
A father holds the body of his child as South Vietnamese Army Rangers look down from their armored vehicle March 19, 1964. The child was killed as government forces pursued guerrillas into a village near the Cambodian border.
ARVN Troops Celebrate The Completion Of Their Weapons Training With 5RAR
ARVN troops celebrate the completion of their weapons training with 5RAR at the Horseshoe, 1970. [Image courtesy of Mos Hancock] "…it very simply wasn’t finished the way it should have been. I’m not saying we should have won. That would have been preferable of course to losing, but the way it was done was a heap of shit because we left many, many good South Vietnamese people in the lurch and it was like turning your back on your best mate and walking away. It shouldn’t have happened. That is politics though… Nothing to do with us, but it left a very nasty, dirty taste in a lot of people’s mouths. It still does." -Corporal Anthony Hughes, 7RAR.