DIGGERS IN VIETNAM
A Commonwealth Film unit documentary on the Australian Army in Vietnam. Shows 1 Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR) on parade in Sydney prior to embarkation for Vietnam. 1 RAR on operation with the United States 173rd Airbourne Brigade in War Zone D. Australian Engineers dismantling a Viet Cong booby trap. 105mm Howitzers of 105 Battery Royal Australian Artillery transported to forward positions to support the infantry. Armoured personnel carriers of the recently formed 1 APC troops of the 1st Cavalry Regiment transporting men of 1 RAR as they move through villages of War zone D. 1 RAR conducting village searches. 1 RAR intelligence officers question the villagers. Captured Viet Cong weapons including Chinese made rocket-propelled grenades. Mess parade in the field. Extraction by US Army Iroquois helicopter. Arrival at the Bien Hoa airbase. Australians drinking beer. USAF F100 Super Sabre fighter bombers, USN A3 Skywarrior bombers and USAF C130 Hercules transport aircraft at Bien Hoa. Australians on a truck headed for leave to Saigon. Soldiers at an Army education course. A game of touch footaball. Troops prepare for another operation into War Zone D firing weapons into firing pits.