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This is Part V of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. In this interview, he reflects on the Battle and the lessons learnt and we discuss the Danger Close movie. […]

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Harry Smith discusses the final stages of the Battle of Long, logistics, C2 and reinforcements were key components of the battle after D Coy became decisvely engaged. This is Part IV of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you […]

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This is Part III of our podcast interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. Listen to the episode to get a great understanding of what the Battle of Long Tan was like […]

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This is Part II of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. 6 RAR deployed to Vietnam twice, the first time being from June 1966 till June 1967.  The decision to increase […]

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This is Part I of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan. Harry Smith discusses his early Army career, from joining the Army in 1952 as a National Servicemen, through to his deployment to Malaya and his posting 2 Coy.  Harry […]

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