Upgrade of ‘Australia’s Vietnam War’ website

Explore the combat actions of the 1st Australian Task Force here

We hope you find this website to be informative and useful.

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.

The latest update includes

  • Several new articles
  • Honour Roll: Photographs, biographical sketches and brief service histories of the 521 Australians who lost their lives during the campaign
  • Improved filtering by unit and sub-unit
  • Unit/sub-unit tracking. Follow a unit or sub-unit by jumping chronologically through their contacts with the enemy
  • Place a poppy against the name of Australians who lost their lives or remember your mates by writing a brief personal tribute against their name.