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Bob Hall's Book on the 8 RAR History is now available in bookstores.
He advises that there will be 3000 copies in the first printing.


RRP is $29.95

The book may be available through the Association at a reduced rate.
Check 8 Ball magazine

To Contact Bob Hall
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Friendly fire  
Dr Bob Hall who served as a Platoon Commander and Company Second in Command with the Eighth Battalion in Vietnam is conducting
research on Friendly Fire Incidents which occured in Vietnam, and in which there were no casualties. Previous research has been
focussed on incidents where there were casualties, and therefore an investigation was carried out. It is clear that there were many
more incidents without casualties, and these incidents have not been recorded.

The research is being carried out on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), with the aim of identifying
the factors which contribute to friendly fire incidents and hopefully reducing the threat to today's infantrymen. I would think
that the majority of potential respondents would be from Arms Corps, 
Click
HERE
to fill out the form online 


Another book which has been released is a publication by Peter Haran on
Combat Tracking Dogs of the Australian Army.
More details soon.

ContactPeter Haran.

THE STORY TELLS OF ONE YEAR'S TOUR IN VIETNAM 1967-68 WITH 2RAR. THE STORY
IS A FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT OF TRACKING TEAM AND THE TWO DOGS. BUT IT TELLS THE STORY OF ALL 11 DOGS WHO WERE IN VIETNAM 1967-71. THE BOOK INCLUDES A SUMMATION OF EACH DOG THAT SERVED WITH EACH BATTLION DURING THE WAR YEARS.
TRACKERS ALSO GIVES SNAPSHOTS OF WAR AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE FOR THE BAGGY-ARSE GRUNT, AS OPPOSED TO THE ACADEMIC WAFFLE OR VIEW FROM THE HIGHER BOUGH.
THE BOOK TOOK TWO YEARS TO WRITE AND INVOLVED CONVERSATION WITH TRACKERS FROM MANY BATTALIONS...ANYWAY, THOSE I COULD LOCATE THROUGH THE 'NETWORK'!

THE PUBLISHER IS NEW HOLLAND, THE BOOK IS PAPERBACK.
RRP $21.95.






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