Posted by: Gregoryno6 | August 18, 2015

One from the archives: Long Tan, 1966.

When shooting ceased, 17 Australians were dead. Another man died of his wounds and 24 were wounded. Initially 6RAR counted the battle as a defeat. Over the next few days the verdict was reversed: 245 NVA and VC were found dead on the battlefield. Intelligence subsequently gathered pointed to the enemy’s losses being far greater: nearly a thousand dead, and 1500 wounded.

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