Jungle Tracks

Australian armour in Viet Nam

Gary McKay and Graeme Nicholas
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A brutally honest account of Australian armour crewmen in action in Vietnam.

What was it like to sit in the drivers' and gunners' seats of the Australian tanks and armoured personnel carriers that fought in the Vietnam War? Jungle Tracks takes us into the thick of the battles, the ambushes and the horrendous mine incidents that claimed the lives of so many Australian soldiers.

Veterans of the Armoured Corps share their experiences of fighting in the jungles and paddy fields of Vietnam. In their own words, these men describe the special skills they needed and the dangers they encountered. And with brutal honesty, they tell the story of the decisive role played by the armoured forces in all the major battles involving Australians - both the failures and the incredible successes.

Gary McKay, himself a Vietnam veteran, and Graeme Nicholas, an Armoured Corps soldier, skilfully assemble these men's accounts to provide a unique view of the Vietnam War.

Author bio:

Gary McKay served as a rifle platoon commander in Viet Nam and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. His time in Viet Nam was the basis of his first book, the bestselling In Good Company: One Man's War in Vietnam. Graeme Nicholas was an Australian army tank officer.

Category: Military
ISBN: 9781865084497
Table Of Contents: Foreword


Glossary of terms and abbreviations


1 Introduction

2 Training for War

3 Here Comes the Cavalry

4 Koalas No More

5 Ambushing: Waiting, Waiting

6 Escorting: Road Runners

7 Defensive Tasks: Walls of Steel

8 Troop Carrying: Mount Up

9 Rumble in the Jungle

10 The Battle of Binh Ba

11 Mines: the Hidden Menace

12 Casualties

13 Cool Down, Switch Off

14 Not Only, But Also

15 The Enemy

16 The Aftermath



Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: April 2001
Page Extent: 352
Format: Paperback - C format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Warfare & defence