In the afternoon of 18th August 1966 at Long Tan, South Vietnam, elements of D Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment made contact with what they would later discover to be a regiment of Viet Cong supported by at least a battalion of North Vietnamese Army forces.
The Australians were soon pinned down in a rubber plantation, just as monsoon rains began to pour down. A desperate battle raged through mud and rain as, with the help of artillery support the heavily outnumbered Australians fought to hold off the Viet Cong and NVA.
As evening drew in, the North Vietnamese prepared for a final assault on the hard pressed and encircled Australians. At this crucial moment in the battle, remaining elements of the Royal Australian Regiment managed to break through, forcing the Viet Cong and NVA to withdraw.
FROM: Osprey's, Weapon 27- FN FAL battle rifle
EDITION: 50 signed giclée prints.
PRICE: Includes UK postage.
PRINT SIZE: Dimensions are approximate and include a signed border