The Battle of Long Tan
THE STORY
A TRUE STORY OF 108 YOUNG AND ORDINARY ANZAC BOYS WHO FOUGHT AND DEFEATED 2,500 VIET CONG AND NORTH VIETNAMESE ARMY SOLDIERS AND IN TURN BECAME EXTRAORDINARY MEN

Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam — for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer — and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

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  • Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam -- for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are...

The Battle of Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men.

 

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OUR AWARDS
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STEVE PRICE – RADIO 2UE

I must urge you to watch this amazing documentary, I was blown away!

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ALAN JONES – 2GB RADIO

Magnificent film, you must watch it!

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BRUCE WESLEY – YOUTUBE

This might be the greatest Vietnam documentary I’ve ever seen. I’m in awe of the bravery and skill of the Aussie fighting man. We could have learned some valuable things from your experiences in asymmetric warfare. I feel pride in calling Australia a great friend and ally – not only for fighting alongside us in this unpopular quagmire, but for Afghanistan, Iraq, and all the others as well.

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