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50th anniversary of this battle from the Vietnam War that saw Diggers vs Charlie/the NVA:

BBC

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Vietnam allows Australia's Long Tan war ceremony

    7 hours ago
    From the section Asia

Vietnam has granted Australians restricted access to a battle site in order to mark the 50th anniversary of a bloody incident in the Vietnam War.

More than 1,000 Australian veterans and their families travelled to Vietnam to commemorate the battle of Long Tan.

A commemoration ceremony, gala dinner and concert remain cancelled.

Eighteen Australian soldiers and hundreds of North Vietnamese fighters died in the battle, deep in southern Vietnam, on 18 August 1966.

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