Story: Asian conflicts

161st Battery in action at Bien Hoa, 1965

New Zealand's 161st Battery was initially based at Bien Hoa, north of Saigon, where it was attached to an American artillery battalion, providing support to American and Australian units. In 1966 the Australian and New Zealand units at Bien Hoa were transferred south to the base at Nui Dat.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: New Zealanders in South-east Asia. National Film Unit, 1965.

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Ian McGibbon, 'Asian conflicts - Vietnam War', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/34540/161st-battery-in-action-at-bien-hoa-1965 (accessed 18 October 2017)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 27 Feb 2016