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Type: Recording, oral
Title: In the tradition : writing our official history of the Vietnam war
Author: Edwards, Peter
Publisher: Radio Adelaide
Issue Date: 2008
Organisation: Friends of the University of Adelaide Library
Radio Adelaide
University of Adelaide
Abstract: What is it like to carry the tradition of Australia’s official war historian, initiated by Charles Bean after the 1914-18 war, into the controversial arena of Vietnam? How does an official war history treat a major protest movement? And strike the right balance between the military and the political-diplomatic aspects of the war? And address sensitive medical issues, such as those associated with ’Agent Orange’? Peter Edwards, the official historian of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, discusses these questions and some of the conclusions of the award-winning, nine-volume official history.
Description: Talk recorded at the Ira Raymond Room, Barr Smith Library, the University of Adelaide, 17 July 2008, at a free public talk hosted by the Friends of the University of Adelaide Library and the History Trust of SA. 2 sound discs (CD) (60:00) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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