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Author Bullen, John, 1936-

Title Captain Bullen's war : the Vietnam War diary of Captain John Bullen / edited by Paul Ham
Published Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins Publishers, 2009

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Description x, 453 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, 1 map, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary Summary: "Captain Bullen's war combines the irreverent humour of MASH with the sharp satire of Catch 22 in portraying one manʹs extraordinary experiences of the war in Vietnam in 1968, the bloodiest year of the conflict. The difference is that neither Captain John Bullen nor his experiences are fictional. Nor was he a reluctant soldier. A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and a career soldier in the Australian Army, Bullen commanded the vital map-producing section of the Australian Task Force at Nui Dat. Alert to the possibility of humour in the bleakest circumstances, he decided to chronicle the events around him. What emerges is one of the most darkly funny and lacerating accounts of the Vietnam War ever written."--Publisher description
Analysis Vietnam
Vietnam War
Australian Army
Army personnel
Diaries
Autobiography
Bullen, John
Biography & autobiography (Australia)
Vietnam War (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Subject Bullen, John, 1936-
Royal Australian Survey Corps.
Australia. Australian Army. Australian Task Force (Vietnam), 1st.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns -- Vietnam -- Nui Dat
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Australian.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Participation, Australian.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Biography
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Australia -- Biography
Australia -- Armed Forces -- History.
Genre/Form Mens collection
Biography.
History.
Personal narratives
Autobiographies.
Personal narratives.
Author Ham, Paul.
LC no. 2009459200
ISBN 9780732288433 paperback
Other Titles Vietnam War diary of Captain John Bullen