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Paint-covered protesters- 161 Battery parade

Paint-covered protesters- 161 Battery parade

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Anti-war protesters covered themselves with red paint to symbolise the bloodshed in Vietnam. See more photos of the 161 Battery parade here. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. 161 battery 161 battery civic parade john miller special air ...

Performing in Vietnam- Dinah Lee

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was – I'm having fun here, you know look I'm enjoying myself, I'm flying high you know, I'm having a wonderful time. What did you think of the Vietnam War – from a political point of view? Obviously you were aware of the protests? Yes I was aware of it. Yes, of course. I was really ...

Protesters march on United States Consulate in Auckland

Protesters march on United States Consulate in Auckland

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Protesters march on the United States Consulate demanding the immediate withdrawal of all American and Allied forces from Vietnam, 21 April 1972. © John Miller. Not to be published or reproduced without the permission of the copyright holder. auckland john miller ...

Protesters interrupt 161 Battery parade

Protesters interrupt 161 Battery parade

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Police remove protesters attempting to block the progress of the Band of the Royal New Zealand Artillery during a civic parade in Auckland, 12 May 1971. The parade was part of a civic reception organised to welcome home 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their deployment in Vietnam. In the ...

Vietnam gunner- Terry Farrell

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I embarked to Vietnam in July 1968 to replace one of ours who had died by taking his own life. Gunner Lyes’ death was not recognised as a war casualty until many years later after a protest by a number of us to have this recognised as a war-related casualty. I was based in Nui Dat first, serving in 13 ...

Ormond Burton Great War Story

Ormond Burton Great War Story

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weapons and protesting against the conflict in Vietnam. He died in 1974 at the age of 80, survived by his wife and two children. Footnotes [1] Ernest Crane, I Can Do No Other, p.11 [2] Ormond Burton’s Army Personnel File (Archives NZ), pp.19-22 [3] Sergeant Dick Travis, message to battalion commander, 29 ...

161 Battery civic parade in Auckland

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The withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam did nothing to stem the growth of the anti-war movement in New Zealand. When Auckland organised a civic reception in 1971 to mark the return of 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from South Vietnam, anti-war protesters staged a demonstration to coincide ...

Remembering Sergeant 'Al' Don

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anti-war protests interfering with the orderly and collected departure of the Battery for active service. ‘Al' was part of this historic move. Operation Ben Cat The Battery deployed on a site adjacent to 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR) and opposite B Battery 3/319 Artillery ...

Sappers set the scene

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awareness of the Vietnam War, and no protests:  I certainly didn’t know where Vietnam was. One of the first things I did was ask, “Where the hell is Vietnam?” Do you have a photograph of either Gerard Grieve or Mike Oliver? If so, we would like to add these images to their profile pages. Please email: ...

161 Battery civic parade in Auckland

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The withdrawal of combat troops from Vietnam did nothing to stem the growth of the anti-war movement in New Zealand. When Auckland organised a civic reception on 12 May 1971 to mark the return of 161 Battery RNZA and 4 Troop NZSAS from their deployment in South Vietnam, anti-war protesters staged ...

What have they done to the rain?

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government was sensitive to the very vocal anti-Vietnam protest movement which had arisen subsequent to the announcement of New Zealand’s pending deployment, and wished to avoid any unsightly confrontations; perhaps it wished to prevent television carrying the heart-wrenching scenes of farewell which would ...

New Zealand’s day with LBJ

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of his security detail.  When LBJ arrived at Parliament for a state luncheon, cheering supporters outnumbered anti-Vietnam war protesters. Newspapers declared the whistle-stop tour an overwhelming success: ‘the anti-Vietnam campaigners have less strength in the country than they imagined’. This ...

Home Fires Burning- Papakura Museum

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all ex-Vietnam vets. Professional training- this great display portrays what they taught us. Thank you and well done! Visitor responses to Home Fires Burning The exhibition also touched on the anti-war protest movement in New Zealand through historic film and photography. The backdrop for these ...

My Brothers in Arms*- Poem

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In memory of all soldiers of the Vietnam Conflict who in faithful service fell and those who returned only to be consumed by the dark legacy of war. We fought in the jungles of South Vietnam We were there with the ANZACs to free up the land But what hurt us so bad others don't understand We ...

New Zealand's day with LBJ

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primarily to shore up support for the war in Vietnam. New Zealand's National government had been cautious in its approach to Vietnam, initially sending a Civilian Surgical Team to Qui Nhon in Binh Dinh province in 1963. Under continuing US pressure, the Holyoake government provided 25 Army engineers in ...

My Viet Nam experience

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remnants of W3 left Singapore on May 20 and returned to New Zealand via Perth and then on to RNZAF Base Whenuapai. Interestingly we arrived at 2330 hours and were met by a few friends and family for those of us who were from the Auckland area. No protesters but we had been warned about them and were ...

Sue Kedgley

Sue Kedgley

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issues, including the Vietnam War, nuclear testing in the Pacific and Māori land rights. In this environment Sue Kedgley and the Auckland women’s liberation group initiated many of New Zealand’s first second-wave feminist events, including a 1972 visit by Germaine Greer – famous for her ground-breaking ...

That Wall in Washington

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I did, however, take an interest in the planning and construction of The Wall, not that one could see much during construction because the actual wall is sunk below ground level. The Wall's dedication Then in November 1982, with the build completed, thousands of Vietnam War veterans descended on ...

All the King's horses and all the King's men

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their army. For us it was too late as our nation had grown tired of this particular war and of course the press/TV and protests were doing the job at home to turn people against us, and the war itself. On one particular occasion whilst on leave in Vung Tau I met a group of oilmen. Initially they were ...

Maj John Millbanke Masters

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Cross, to campaigning for the rights of Vietnam War veterans exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange. The Military Cross, presented to Masters by the Queen, followed an action in Borneo in 1965 when Masters, attached to a Gurkha regiment, was retreating with his patrol under heavy fire. A sergeant major ...

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