List of Maps and IllustrationsPrefacePrologue1 To Viet Nam Treaties, Despatches and Troops2 Defeat, Doubt and Death 19633 Doom and Gloom 19644 Outside the Wire 19655 Walking the Tightrope6 Business as Usual 19677 The Beginning of the End 1968 The Tet Offensive8 Valour and Vietnamisation 19699 The Bleak Times 197010 The Bitterness of the End 197111 The Final Torment 1972EpilogueGlossary of Terms and AcronymsAppendices1 Nominal Roll of Those Who Served2 Foreign Honours and Awards3 Chronology of the WarEndnotesBibliographyIndex
Gary McKay (Author)
Gary McKay is a professional writer and his books include the bestselling Tracy and In Good Company. At the age of 20, Gary confronted his first bush fire as a recently-drafted Australian Army solider. He then spent the next 30 years in the Army and served as a platoon commander in South Viet Nam, where he was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry.To research this book, Gary attended a twelve-week firefighting training course and then went on shift with the firies from Brisbane to Cairns and watched first-hand as the firefighters tackled house and car fires and extricated motor vehicle accident victims from wrecked cars. He interviewed over 50 firies for their accounts of the highs and lows of this demanding and dangerous job.
Bruce Davies (Author)
Bruce Davies saw operational service in South Viet Nam in a part of every year between 1965 and 1970. He served with an Australian infantry battalion and then twice with the AATTV as an adviser with ARVN units and the Mike force' in Pleiku. He was Mentioned-in-Despatches in 1970 and received a Commendation for Distinguished Service in Viet Nam in the End of War List. Bruce also has several foreign awards for service in Viet Nam. This is his first book.