Airdate: Our Vietnam War
Kate Mulvany narrates a doco series refecting on the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
2023 marks 50 years since the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Narrated by actor and writer Kate Mulvany, whose father was a conscripted soldier, 3 part series Our Vietnam War tells the story of Australia’s entanglement in the conflict through the eyes of the men and women sent to defend our interests 5000 km from home.
‘A Popular war’ explains how Australia became entrenched in the war in an attempt to consolidate relationships with the United States. The government of Robert Menzies escalated military involvement, including a birthday conscription ballot that sent young Australian men to fight. While the Australian people were overwhelmingly supportive of the government’s Vietnam policy, small stirrings of dissent begin to appear.
Production credits: Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. With assistance from the Dept of Veterans’ Affairs.
9:30pm Tuesday August 15 on ABC.