“18th August is the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan. It is also Vietnam Veterans Day.
In 1966, near the main Australian base in Vietnam, 108 men of Delta Company of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, held off repeated attacks by a force of more than 2,000 enemy troops. 18 Australians died, 24 were wounded. Hundreds of enemy soldiers were killed in that iconic battle.
I have the honour to launch a new book by the officer commanding those remarkable men, HARRY SMITH SG MC.” John Cantwell AO DSC Major General (Retired)