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Long Tan Mission Analysis | The Principles of War Podcast

By The Cove October 28, 2019


This Podcast, Long Tan Mission Analysis from The Principles of War Podcast, tells of the history of the build up to the battle of Long Tan.

Have a listen to this PME podcast to gain an understanding of how D Coy, 6 RAR was decisively engaged by an enemy with a force ratio of 20:1.  Surprise and Flexibility are principles to inflict on your enemy, not on your own side! This podcast explores how the planning and deployment was impacted by decisions at home. Have a listen and discover the background to the deployment of 1 ATF to Nui Dat.


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