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The Battle of Long Tan Documentary
August 2006: The Battle of Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men. Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer – and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.
Martin Walsh and Damien Lay
Keith Thompson, Damien Lay & Martin Walsh
Red Dune Films and Animax Films