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Author Walker, Frank.

Title The tiger man of Vietnam / Frank Walker
Published Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2009


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  959.70438 Peters Wal/Tmo  DUE 20-02-20
Description xi, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary In 1963, 28-year-old Australian Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training Team, two years before the first official Australian troops arrived. Seconded to the CIA, he was sent to the remote Central Highlands to build an anti-communist guerrilla force among the indigenous Montagnard people
Notes "The hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. The remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen."--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-340) and index
Subject Petersen, Barry -- Career in armed forces
Australia. Australian Army Training Team, Vietnam -- Officers -- Biography.
Australia. Australian Army. Royal Australian Regiment. Battalion, 2nd. Company, C. -- Officers -- Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Montagnard (Vietnamese people)
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2009512223
ISBN 9780733623660 paperback