The Battle of Long Tan was the most famous action fought by the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. It was fought in a rubber tree plantation near the village of Long Tan, about 40km north-east of Vung Tau, South Vietnam on August 18-19, 1966.
The action occurred when D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), encountered the Viet Cong (VC) 275 Regiment and elements of the D445 Local Forces Battalion. D Company was supported by other Australian units, as well as New Zealand and United States personnel.
Although veterans of the battle from both sides met many years later, relatively little is known publicly of the Vietnamese side of the battle, due to a reluctance to discuss it, on the part of Vietnamese officials.
This battle is frequently taught in Australian officer training, as it is an excellent case study of well-trained and disciplined soldiers; the importance of combining infantry, artillery, armour and aviation; coordination between units and the importance of firepower.
Battle of Long Tan happened on 1966-08-18.
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In the Battle Of Long Tan the Australians were fighting the Viet Cong.
Battle of Roan's Tan Yard happened on 1862-01-08.
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The "Battle of Long Tan", fought in a rubber tree plantation near the town (village) of Long Tan in 1966, was considered an Australian (allied) victory.
The Battle of Long tan lasted 16 hours from early 18th August 1966 to night time.
The "Battle of Long Tan", which occurred in 1966, was one of Australia's first major battles of the Vietnam War.
The Battle of Long Tan - 2006 TV is rated/received certificates of: Australia:M
At the Long Tan Rubber Plantation, about 5km from Nui Dat
That might be Australia's first battle; read about it on the website.
The Battle of Long tan was the Australians first big fight during the Vietnam War in 1966.
The cast of The Battle of Long Tan - 2006 includes: Matthew Wollaston as Australian Soldier Sam Worthington as Narrator
First large battle.
Long Tan was the Australian Army's first large battle of the Vietnam War; and was recorded as an Australian victory.
It doesn't relate to the cold war anymore than any other Viet War battle. Long Tan was simply Australia's first big fight in Vietnam.
First impressive use of the Australian 1st Armored Regiments Centurion tanks in battle.
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It lasted for 16 hours. It was fought on 18 August 1966.
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