CSEAS/MAI 2013 Seminar Series

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Date(s) - 27/11/2013
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Arts Seminar Room, G.04, Building 55, Clayton

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2013 Seminar Series


Two recent books about the Vietnam War

 Dr Nguyen Ngoc Tan, Lt Col David Millie MBE (ret.)

  The Monash Centre of Southeast Asian Studies is proud to bring together the authors of two recently published books about the Vietnam War.

 The Vietnam War Revisited: A Revolutionary View of US Foreign Policy.

(Vietnamese Nationalists in Diaspora, 2012)


Dr Nguyen Ngoc Tan is a researcher and scholar, retired now and living in Melbourne. He has spent over three decades researching the history of the wars which took place in Vietnam in the period 1954 – 1975, obtaining a PhD degree in Political Science from Monash University and writing two previous books about the Vietnam War in the Vietnamese language.


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

(University Press of Kentucky, 2013)


From the book jacket: In Team 19 in Vietnam, David Millie offers an insightful account of his twelve-month tour with the renowned Australian Army Training Team Vietnam in Quang Tri Province — a crucial tactical site along the demilitarized zone that was North Vietnam’s gateway to the south. Drawing from published and unpublished military documents, his personal diary, and the letters he wrote while deployed, Millie introduces readers to the daily routines, actions, and disappointments of a field staff officer… Millie offers a rare glimpse into the year after the Tet offensive, when Presidents Johnson and Nixon both made it clear that the U.S. would withdraw its troops. This important memoir reveals that responsibility for the catastrophe inflicted on Vietnamese civilians is shared by an international community that failed to act effectively in the face of a crisis…


Lieutenant Colonel David Millie, MBE (Ret.), was a senior advisor and a planning and operations officer with Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Team 19 in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam, from 1968 to 1969. He was awarded an MBE for his service in Vietnam, a Bronze Star for Service (USA), and a Cross of Gallantry (with Bronze Star).