ABC marks the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam and Vietnam Veterans’ Day this Thursday with special coverage from Canberra and Vietnam.
Thursday August 18:
ABC News Breakfast
6.00-9.00am on ABC & iview / 6.00-9.00am AEST on ABC News 24
Michael Rowland will co-host News Breakfast from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
ABC News Special
9.30am on ABC & iview / 9.30am AEST on ABC News 24
Long Tan Preview hosted by Michael Rowland, ahead of the Commemorative Service at the Vietnam Memorial on Anzac Parade.
Vietnam Veteran’s Day Service
10.00am on ABC & iview / 10.00am AEST on ABC News 24
On Vietnam Veterans’ Day, a special Commemorative Service from the Australian War Memorial to mark 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan. For Australians, it was the Vietnam War’s most costly battle and most famous victory. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrave are expected to attend.
ABC News will cross Live to Southeast Asia correspondent Liam Cochrane, filing from Long Tan across the day and night.