If you haven’t picked up on it yet, there is a new website devoted to Vietnam set up by ADFA. The website has an interactive battle map that lists all contacts during the war and allows for people who were at the contact to leave more details or info. It will prove to a very valuable asset to the Vietnam Veteran’s community and the nation overall.
About this Site
The 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) operated in Vietnam from March 1966 until November 1971. Some of its battles have become well-known to the public through film and literature. Many however, have not.
This website is the product of over twenty years of research. It provides unprecedented access to information on nearly all ground combat actions Australians fought in during the Vietnam War, numbering over 4,500. Through the use of modern Web technologies, veterans, researchers and the general public now have the power to understand the Vietnam War at a scale and depth not previously possible.
The Battle Map provides an ideal way to catalog and share veterans’ stories, keeping them accessible to current and future generations. Our aim is to enable Vietnam veterans to record their stories, perspectives and images against contacts on the Battle Map. In doing so, we hope to develop the ‘ground truth’ picture of what happened at the tactical level, revealing the human dimension of the War.