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By Christopher Ronnau

BAPTISM through FIRE

Chris Ronnau volunteered for the military and used to be despatched to Vietnam in January 1967, armed with an M-14 rifle and American show traveler’s tests. however the latter quickly proved rather unnecessary because the deepest top quality chanced on himself within the thick of 2 pivotal, fiercely fought tremendous pink One operations, going head-to-head opposed to crack Viet cong and NVA troops within the infamous Iron Triangle and alongside the treacherous Cambodian border close to Tay Ninh.

Patrols, ambushes, plunging down VC tunnels, seek and smash missions–there have been many ways to force the enemy from his personal yard, as Ronnau speedy came across. in accordance with the magazine Ronnau stored in Vietnam, Blood Trails captures the hellish jungle battle in all its stark life-and-death immediacy. This wrenching chronicle is additionally stirring testimony to the quiet braveness of these unsung American heroes, many no longer but twenty-one, who had a role to do and did it with no complaint–fighting, sacrificing, and death for his or her nation.

Includes 16 pages of infrequent and never-before-seen strive against photographs

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O’Sullivan, but failed when it came to Gartlan. Rivett was simply ignored. In one sense, though, Penny’s conclusion holds true for the region: imperial loyalty swamped opposition. 42 Yet, O’Connor’s argument that modification was an important element also holds true, but in an unexpected way. The modification had little to do with a national discourse. It was more a form of mediation, which challenged implied links between disloyalty and ethnicity and religion in a regional community’s public discourse.

30 J. MCQUILTON 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. O&MA, 27 January 1900, W&TS, 29 December 1899, 2 February 1900. Wilcox, Australia’s Boer War, 35. RS, 6 February 1900. RS, 19, 23 January, 15 May 1900. RS, 6 February 1900, Graham Jones, There Was A Time a Shire of Wangaratta Bi-centenary Celebration (Wangaratta: Shire of Wangaratta, nd) 139. RS, 9 March 1900. FS, 2 February, 6 April 1900, O&MA, 10, 17 February 1900, WC, 17 February, 7 March, 17 April 1900, YT, 18 May 1900). Wilcox, Australia’s Boer War, 30–5.

41 But the region had no branches of anti-war groups, such as the Peace and Humanity Society, to focus any regional opposition to the war (although Rivett’s campaign closely matched the metropolitan campaigns run by Rentoul, Wood and other intellectual opponents to the war as described by Penny). The fledgling labour movement in the region remained silent on the war. The Amalgamated Miners’ Association 42 J. MCQUILTON (AMA) preferred its own industrial war with Cocks. The regional search for disloyalists and “pro-Boers” had been brief and was at its most intense between Black Week and Mafeking.

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