Australia’s Vietnam War – Exploring the combat actions of The 1st Australian Task Force

The 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF) operated in Vietnam from 1966 through 1971. Some of its battles have become well-known to the public through film and literature. Many however, have not.

This website is the product of over twenty years of research. It provides unprecedented access to information on nearly all 1 ATF ground combat actions Australians fought in during the Vietnam War, numbering over 4,500. Through the use of modern Web technologies, veterans, researchers and the general public now have the power to understand the Vietnam War at a scale and depth not previously possible.

The Battle Map provides an ideal way to catalog and share veterans’ stories, keeping them accessible to current and future generations. Our aim is to enable Vietnam veterans to record their stories, perspectives and images against contacts on the Battle Map. In doing so, we hope to develop the ‘ground truth’ picture of what happened at the tactical level, revealing the human dimension of the War.

This website is a continual ‘work in progress’. In the future, it will feature contacts from 1 RAR and AATTV, as well as air and naval operations.

We hope you find this website to be informative and useful. Read on to discover what you can achieve with this website and learn about upcoming attractions.


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