Australian troops entered into the Vietnam War on the 29th April 1965.
The Vietnam war was NOT in Australia. It happened in Vietnam. Life in Australia did not change much due to the Vietnam war.
Australia had nothing to do with the Vietnam War.
See: Australia Vietnam War
Australia never fought Vietnam.
Australia sent a regiment of Centurion tanks to Vietnam.
Vietnam was part of the cold war.
Australia became our ally in the war.
Australia was in Vietnam as part of Britains alliance with the USA. Australia was there in a police action as was USA, not at war with Vietnam.
Australia was drafting men to fight the war.
Yes, during WW1 and WW2, there was no conscriprtion (compulsory military service). Soldiers went to war by choice. But in the Vietnam war, conscription was introduce in Australia and the soldiers were forced for the Vietnam war to go and fight.
Cause if Australia didn't, the communist in North Vietnam would separate south to Australia.
There were "Hawks" in Australia too.
I know of no illegal "rugs" that entered south Vietnam but there were illegal Drugs that did enter Vietnam.
The US. Australia was part of SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organization) and ANZUS (Australia New Zealand and United States organization).
Australia was a primary ally to the US during the Vietnam War.
Australia too, had a draft.
Australia was, and remains, an ally of the US.
Australia maintained a military force of approximately 8,000 men in country during the Vietnam War.
Australia deployed approximately 50,000 Australian Servicemen during the course of the Vietnam War; 19,000 men were draftees.
he was the prime minister of Australia and he sent the troops to Vietnam
It was a war against the spread of communism.
Australia officially committed one Infantry Battallion and supporting units to the Vietnam War on 29 April 1965.
The Vietnam war was one of the more dangerous wars in recent history. In addition, there was very little reason to enter the war.