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Published by Allen & Unwin in Sydney, Boston .
Written in English



  • Australia,
  • Australia.


  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Australia.,
  • Australia -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Peter King.
ContributionsKing, Peter, 1936-
LC ClassificationsDS558.6.A8 A95 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination226 p. ;
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3512524M
ISBN 100868610372, 0868610453
LC Control Number82073045

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