Australia"s Vietnam Australia in the Second Indo-China War by Peter King

Cover of: Australia

Published by Unwin Hyman .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Australia,
  • History,
  • Military History (General),
  • 20th century,
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8331807M
ISBN 100868610372
ISBN 109780868610375

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