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Red Haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam

By Leon Davidson

Here at last is the story of Australia and New Zealand's role in a controversial war, for a new generation

Australia and New Zealand followed the Americans into Vietnam to save the country from going down the drain to the Communists. Unlike other wars, there was no front zone, no safe zone and no glory. Having survived the jungles, the landmines and the shrewdness of the Vietcong, returning soldiers were told by the army to get out of their uniforms and not tell anyone where they had been. Many had been conscripted to fight, and risked their lives, but weren't given the heroic welcome home of other wars. Instead, media coverage and widespread public protests meant the veterans became the scapegoats for a war many believed we should have stayed out of.

  • Winner, Elsie Locke Award, LIANZA, New Zealand, 2007
  • Honour Book, CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2007
  • Finalist, New Zealand Post Book Awards, Non-Fiction, 2007

About the author

Leon Davidson is a critically acclaimed writer who brings the stories of war to life for his readers. His books have all won major awards in New Zealand and Australia. Primarily written for children and young adults, they are equally accessible to adults. His books are also widely read in classrooms and used in teaching. He lives with his family in Wellington, where he is a primary school teacher.

ISBN: 9781876372958
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2006
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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