Diggers in Vietnam 1968
This documentary was made in 1968 for publicity purposes to give insight into the Australian soldiers’ experience. The film follows a group of Australian soldiers transiting into Vietnam, onto a helicopter and into contact with the VC, involving gunfire and capture of a Viet Cong fighter. The narrator provides information about Australian and Viet Cong communications, tactics, supply lines, operational planning and other related matters. Other scenes include the gunners’ command post, Army Air support, gun detachments firing, 20 pounder guns firing, river-bourne operations, troops tracking VC and wading through mud, creeks and moving through similar obstacles, use of APC’s on the beach, inspecting villages for VC, detaining suspects for questioning.