Blue Lanyard, Green Valley: The First Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, on Operation New Life 65 in Binh Tuy Province, November-December 1965 Lex McAulay

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Blue Lanyard, Green Valley: The First Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, on Operation New Life 65 in Binh Tuy Province, November-December 1965  by  Lex McAulay

Blue Lanyard, Green Valley: The First Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, on Operation New Life 65 in Binh Tuy Province, November-December 1965 by Lex McAulay
December 25th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 283 pages | ISBN: | 8.59 Mb

Operation New Life 65 in November-December 1965 was intended to liberate from Vietcong occupation the fertile La Nga valley, in Binh Tuy Province, to allow the rice harvest brought in without the Vietcong taking it from the farmers, as happenedMoreOperation New Life 65 in November-December 1965 was intended to liberate from Vietcong occupation the fertile La Nga valley, in Binh Tuy Province, to allow the rice harvest brought in without the Vietcong taking it from the farmers, as happened with the 1964 harvest.The US 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) included the Australian battalion group - infantry, armour, artillery, engineers and logistics elements with New Zealand artillery.

No one in the brigade had planned or trained to execute such an operation.To begin the operation, the Australians used deception and good infantry tactics and procedures to attack and liberate two large villages with very little damage to the homes or to the people, drove out the Vietcong, and opened the way for the rest of the valley to be liberated and secured by the 173rd Brigade battalions, US 1st Infantry Division units and Republic of South Vietnam Army formations.This type of operation had not been done before.However, though very successful, Operation New Life 65 was an example of what was wrong with the Free World campaign in South Vietnam.

The information provided by the government was wrong- the people did not support the Vietcong- the Free World Forces accomplished the assigned mission- the government was given a valley in which the people were glad to see it return- the government forces were incapable of maintaining that advantage- the Vietcong waited for the US-Australian-New Zealand forces to leave, then returned to exact retribution.Despite the government failure, Operation New Life 65 is an example of Free World Forces accepting a difficult task, employing good staff work and enthusiasm by all ranks to complete the duty using modern technology and troop lift capability, and inflicting a shock to the enemy in the area.



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