Battle of Long Tan: As Told by the Commanders
This account of the most famous Australian battle of the Vietnam War features the recollections of the six Australian and one New Zealander commanders of the units that made up Delta Company, the Australian fighting force. They share, in their own words, the story of Battle of Long Tan and their subsequent fight for recognition back home. A number of unresolved and controversial issues that arose from the battle, such as the awarding of medals and recognition of the combatant, are discussed.
Robert Grandin was a helicopter pilot and in this book describes the key role the helicopters played in supplying the men directly involved in the Battle of Long Tan. The other contributors to this book - Harry Smith, Geoff Kendall, Bob Buick, Dave Sabben, Morrie Stanley, and Adrian Roberts - are commanders actively involved in the battle who tell their account of it to Robert Grandin.
PrefaceChapter 1 Autobiographies of the CommandersChapter 2 Delta Company prepares for VietnamChapter 3 The first two months in Phuoc Tuy ProvinceChapter 4 The days preceding the Battle of Long TanChapter 5 Operation Vendetta: The Battle of Long TanChapter 6 The Aftermath: Operation SmithfieldChapter 7 Where are they now?Chapter 8 The other battles of Long TanGlossaryAwards and decorations