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40 – Long Tan Mission Analysis

40 – Long Tan Mission Analysis

What was the desired Endstate for D/6 at Long Tan? We start the Mission Analysis for Long Tan to determine the Center of Gravity.  We start in 1965 as we look for tactical, operational, strategic and grand strategic centres of gravity.  Using COL Eikmeier’s...
36 – Why was Long Tan a Victory?

36 – Why was Long Tan a Victory?

We continue our discussion with Dave Sabben, PL COMD of 11 Pl at Long Tan.  We cover a wide range of questions, including what Dave thinks the factors were that enabled Long Tan to be a 1 ATF victory. What was the procedure for the handover between Bns as they rotated...
35 – The Defence of Nui Dat

35 – The Defence of Nui Dat

We continue our discussion with Dave Sabben about the Battle of Long Tan, looking at the defences at Nui Dat, following on from our discussion about the control of artillery. We start with a discussion about the number of enemy casualties at Long Tan between 275th...