The early days - 1000 years of chinese domination- Liberation from china - China bites back - Le lo enters the scene - The coming of the europeans - Lording it over the people - Tay son rebrllion - The last of the nguyens - The french takeover - Independence aspiration - WWII breaks out - A false dawn - War with the french - A separate south vietnam - A new north vietnam - The north south war - Enter the cavalry - The turing point - Nixon his doctrine- Other foreign involvement - The fall of the south - Reunification of vietnam - Opening the door - Vietnam today


Australia, New Zealand. South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand also sent military personnel to South Vietnam as part of what the Americans called the Tree World Military Forces', whose purpose was to help internationalize the American war effort and thus confer upon it some legitimacy. Sound familiar? Australia's participation in the conflict constituted the most significant commitment of its military forces since WWIL There were '46,852 Australian military personnel that served in the war; the Australian casualties totaled 496 dead and 2398 wounded. Most of New Zealand's contingent, which numbered 548 at its high point in 1968, operated as an integral part of the Australian Task Force, which was stationed near Beria, just north of Vung Tau.