By Don Tate
Atrocities, Corruption, homicide. The Falsification of History.
May 1969 the Vietnam War
Don Tate now presents an in-depth research of 1 of the main sordid concerns in Australian army background, the deletion of the 2d D&E Platoon from all of the histories of the Vietnam warfare and his 38 12 months conflict to have it reinstated.
It is a narrative of many elements- yet at it is center, it's a tale of betrayal.
Not simply the betrayal of the thirty-nine Infantry Privates who shaped the advert hoc, second D&E Platoon in Vietnam in the course of 1969, yet a narrative the gatekeepers of our army background don't need advised- the 'red hats' of the army institution, and the historians of the Australian battle Memorial.
And there's solid the reason is,- since it activates its head the romanticised picture of Anzac and the noble traditions of the Australian Defence Force.
Don Tate volunteered to visit the Vietnam warfare as a naive, yet patriotic nineteen yr previous boy in 1969 and served as an infantry reinforcement with 3 devices - the 4th Battalion, the second D&E Platoon, and the ninth Battalion. He used to be badly wounded in motion at the nineteenth July 1969 and was once hospitalised for greater than years.
Many years later, he discovered that not just hadn't he been recorded with the ninth Battalion, yet that each one hint of the second D&E Platoon were erased from the histories of the Vietnam warfare. Worse, that the corruptions of his provider documents (and these of each guy who fought within the platoon) used to be the results of a cover-up of atrocities that reached the top degrees of the army and the government.
Don has 5 teenagers and twelve grandchildren and lives along with his spouse Carole in Shellharbour, NSW, the place he taught as a highschool English teacher.
Anzacs Betrayed is a spouse piece to the best-selling memoir, The battle Within.
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Anzacs Betrayed The Story of the 2nd D&E Platoon (Vietnam War Series) by Don Tate