Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History

Myths of War is an eight-part history podcast series that ‘looks for the truth in Australian military history — and explores why we sometimes believe the opposite.’

Hosted by historian Mark Dapin, author of Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History, the series tackles some of the biggest misconceptions of Australian military history, examining their origins and why they have persisted into the present.

The episodes can be heard on ABC Radio National on consecutive Mondays at 11.30am or via podcasts on the ABC’s website. Each episode lasts for about 25 minutes.

  • Episode 1 – The white feather women and their unwelcome gifts (Dec 1, 2019)
  • Episode 2 – Gallipoli: ANZAC misremembered (Dec 9, 2019)
  • Episode 3 – General Sir John Monash: a flattering self-portrait (Dec 16, 2019)
  • Episode 4 – Changi and the POWs behind the wire (Dec 23, 2019)
  • Episode 5 – Was there a battle for Australia? (Dec 30, 2019)
  • Episode 6 – The Thai-Burma railway and the myth of the river Kwai (Jan 6, 2020)
  • Episode 7 – Gay servicemen in Vietnam (Jan 13, 2020)
  • Episode 8 – Vietnam: the war’s forgotten supporters (Jan 20,2020)

Read Hamish McDonald’s review of Mark Dapin’s Australia’s Vietnam: Myth vs History published in The Saturday Paper, Apr 27-May 3 edition, 2019 here.

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