List of Maps and Illustrations Preface Prologue 1 To Viet Nam Treaties, Despatches and Troops 2 Defeat, Doubt and Death 1963 3 Doom and Gloom 1964 4 Outside the Wire 1965 5 Walking the Tightrope 6 Business as Usual 1967 7 The Beginning of the End 1968 The Tet Offensive 8 Valour and Vietnamisation 1969 9 The Bleak Times 1970 10 The Bitterness of the End 1971 11 The Final Torment 1972 Epilogue Glossary of Terms and Acronyms Appendices 1 Nominal Roll of Those Who Served 2 Foreign Honours and Awards 3 Chronology of the War Endnotes Bibliography Index
Bruce Davies saw operational service in South Viet Nam in a part of every year between 1965 and 1970. He served with an Australian infantry battalion and then twice with the AATTV as an adviser with ARVN units and the 'Mike force' in Pleiku. He was Mentioned-in-Despatches in 1970 and received a Commendation for Distinguished Service in Viet Nam in the End of War List. Bruce also has several foreign awards for service in Viet Nam. This is his first book. Gary McKay retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel after 30 years service, and is now a full time non-fiction writer. He was an infantry platoon commander in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Military Cross. This is his ninth book on the Australian involvement in the Viet Nam War.