Tackling some myths and misunderstandings of the Vietnam War

There are many myths and misunderstandings associated with Australian involvement in the Vietnam War.

Here are some common beliefs or statements about the Vietnam War. Decide whether you agree or disagree with each statement, and then check your answer.

You might be surprised at what you find with some!

1. Australians were fighting an 'other people's war' in Vietnam. ANSWER
2. National Servicemen were conscripted and sent to Vietnam against their will. ANSWER
3. Australians strongly opposed involvement in the Vietnam War. ANSWER
4. The election of Prime Minister Whitlam in December 1972 led to Australian troops being returned from Vietnam. ANSWER
5. The Australian community opposed conscription. ANSWER
6. Most deaths of Australians in the Vietnam War resulted from combat with the enemy. ANSWER

Annual ANZAC Day Ceremonies

The ANZAC Day Student Service

This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.

The ANZAC Day Dawn Service

Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.

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