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Three Vietnam Veterans tell their stories

Modern History 11-12
In this video, three Vietnam Veterans reflect on their time during the Battle of Long Tan. Outnumbered by the thousands, low on ammunition and casualties rising, they showed tremendous ANZAC spirit to win the battle.
Year level

Year 11-12


Modern History

Cross Curriculum Priority

done Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

done Sustainability

done Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia

General capabilities

done Literacy

done Numeracy

done ICT Capability

done Critical and Creative Thinking

done Personal and Social Capability

done Ethical Understanding

done Intercultural Understanding


The involvement of Australia in the Cold War, with particular reference to foreign policy, nuclear testing at Maralinga, and the war in Vietnam.


The nature of Australia's response to key developments in the period, including the success of the Communists in China, the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, the return of the French to Vietnam, Indonesian claims for Independence, Australia's adherence to the White Australia Policy until 1973, and the implications of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.