LONG TAN BATTLEFIELD was the most famous battle of the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. This is the only time in the whole war, the Australian Army unilaterally confronted the South Vietnamese Liberation Army... LONG TAN BATTLEFIELD - VIETNAMRIDER
Battle of Long Tan was the most famous battle of the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. This battle occurred on 18th and 19th August 1966 in a rubber plantation near Long Tan village, Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, South Vietnam.
This is the only time in the whole war, the Australian Army unilaterally confronted the South Vietnamese Liberation Army (SVLA). At this battle, the Australian Army used the superiority weapons, also with tanks and support airplanes that made the SVLA suffered much damage.
After the battle, the Australian Army made the Long Tan Memorial Plaque, known as the Long Tan Cross, with a bronze plaque taken from Australia to commemorate the teammates of D Company, 6 Battalion, Royal Australian, died here.
"The commemoration of the soldiers of D Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian 1st Task Force died here at the Battle of Long Tan, August 18, 1966." – Writing on the bronze plaque.
In 1988, Dong Nai Province put the original Cross to preservation and display at the Dong Nai Museum, then the Australian Goverment asked to remove it to a museum in Australia. In 2002, the Australia's Vietnam War Veterans made a fake Cross at Long Tan until now.
Nui Dat 1.
The original Long Tan Cross.
Long Tan Cross Road Sign, after 2017 it's gone.
Phuoc Long tunnel, it's built by the SVLA.
The Australia's Vietnam War Veterans visiting their old base at Nui Dat 1.
The old base at Nui Dat 1.
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