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How many Australian troops were sent to Vietnam?


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Answered 2009-01-17 21:11:51

Over 50,000 Australians served in the war; consisting largely of infantrymen, sailors, and Centurion tank crewmen.

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Australian troops were sent to Vietnam on Robert Menzies orders (the Australian prime minister of the time). They were sent to Vietnam because Communism was spreading throughout Asia, and Menzies feared it coming to Australia, so he sent our troops in. Although, our troops only started out as advisers to our allies, but sometime later Menzies decided to send in our combat troops.


On 28 April, 1965, Australian Prime Minister, Robert Menzies, announced that Australian troops would be sent to support the United States forces in the Vietnam war. The first Australian troops arrived in Vietnam in May 1965.


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.


Over 50,000 Australian servicemen fought in Vietnam. approx. 47000 men and a larged amount of women served


Australia sent a regiment of their Centurion tanks to Vietnam, along infantry and artillery.


Australian armor (Centurian tanks) and armored personnel carriers (US M-113's), as well as regular infantrymen were sent to Vietnam.


Australia was an ally of the US and sent combat troops to assist in the fight against communist forces in Vietnam.


From 1962 to 1972. For further reading: The Battle of Coral; by Lex McAulay. Published in 1988.



President Eisenhower sent US advisers to Vietnam in 1955.



Lyndon Johnson sent the greatest number of US troops into Vietnam.


There were not any troops in Vietnam during the Kennedy administration. Just 500 military advisors. Kennedy was assassinated before we sent troops


The Philippines sent a detachment of Troops to Vietnam.


The Philippines sent support troops to Vietnam.


Australian troops were sent to Egypt in 1914 because they needed to help stop hitler and his army conquring parts of the country


Eisenhower sent US Military Advisers to Vietnam in '55.


Approximately 17,000 Australian Servicemen were sent to Korea.


In February, 1965, the Viet Cong attacked an American military base near Pleiku. Using the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, President Johnson sent in 3,500 Marines, the first official troops, to South Vietnam. By the end of the year, there were 200,000 US troops in Vietnam.


US Regulars landed in Vietnam in 1965.


First ground troops were sent to Vietnam in 1965.



As John Kennedy had sent troops to Vietnam, Lyndon Johnson sent more troops and planes and it became full scale war.


Several. Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Thailand, and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) sent troops to Vietnam.


Kennedy was asked to send additional troops to Vietnam. He sent additional troops and military advisors over to Vietnam to help.



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