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Of the approximate 50,000 Australian servicemen who served in Vietnam, about 19,000 of them were draftees.

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Did conscripts fight in the Vietnam war?

Conscripts, or soldiers, marines and sailors who were drafted into service for two years, did fight in the Vietnam War.

How many Australian soldiers went to the Vietnam war?

From approximately 1962-1972 over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in Vietnam, of which over 19,000 were drafted men. Over 63,000 Australian men were conscripted (drafted) during the war. Nearly 520 Australians were killed in Vietnam, of which over 200 were conscripts. 2,400 were injured.

What is the nickname for Australian conscripts?

During the Vietnam War, Australian women formed an organization in the mid 60's called, "Save Our Sons" and referred to Australian draftees as "conscripts." It's possible that some of the Australians in country, could have referred to draftees as "Nats" as their selective service was called the National Service Act.

Were married men required to register for conscription during the Vietnam war and were conscripts forced to go to Vietnam?

Yes to both questions.Almost all men Married or not had to register for conscription and all conscripts were forced to do military training.

What years were the Australian soldiers involved with the Vietnam war?

Australian "Military Advisors" were sent to Vietnam in 1962. On April 29th, 1965, the Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, committed Australian troops to fight in Vietnam. On November 30th, 1971, the last Australian combat troops left Vietnam. Over 60,000 ANZAC troops, many of them conscripts, fought in Vietnam.

How many Australian soldiers were involved in the Vietnam War?

Australian maintained a troop level of approximately 8,000 men in Vietnam during the war.

What are descriptors?

"Conscripts" during the Vietnam War were constripted men for military duty. Conscription is another word for "Draft." During the Viet War, a "drafted man" was a "conscripted man."

What was the Australian and United States relationship before the Vietnam War?

The relationship was good before, during, and after the Vietnam War.

How did australians react to president johnsons visit to Australia during the Vietnam war?

President Johnson's visit to Australia during the Vietnam War was met by Australian anti-war protests.

Who was the commander of the Australian soldiers during the Vietnam war?

Major General A. L. McDonald was Australia's commander in Vietnam.

What was the Australian opposition to the Vietnam war?

They mirrored US responses. Australian women created an organization called "Save Our Sons", during the war.

How was Australia affected by the Vietnam war?

Australia deployed approximately 50,000 Australian Servicemen during the course of the Vietnam War; 19,000 men were draftees.

Why did the The Australian Labor Party oppose the Vietnam war?

The Australian Labor party opposed the Vietnam War because they believed that the war was a civil war, and Australian involvement was unnecessary.

Names of Australian soldiers in the Vietnam war?

Australian Vietnam War Veterans groups may have those names.

What happened in Vietnam war Australia?

Over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in the Vietnam War, approximately 19,000 of them were draftees. Approximately 600 Australians were killed during the war.

Who lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam war?

The Vietnamese lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

How many Australian men were killed in the Vietnam War due to conscription?

Approximately 600 Australian serviceman were killed in the Vietnam War.

How many Australian soldiers were injured in the Vietnam war?

Over 3,000 Australian Servicemen wounded in Vietnam.

Are Tanks Australian?

Australia used Centurion tanks purchased from Great Britain during the Vietnam War.

How did the Vietnam war affect the Australian government?

The Australian government experienced anti-war demonstrations.

Were Australian troops used as guinea pigs for drug testing during the Vietnam war?

The film "Jabob's Ladder" is about the US Army, not the Australian Army.

How did Vietnam affect Australia?

Approximately 60,000 Australian Men were drafted during the Vietnam War, and about 19,000 Australian draftee's served in Vietnam. On a smaller scale, due to Australia's smaller population, Australia experienced the same anti-war/anti-draft protests as did the United States.

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