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Rounds complete : an artillery forward observer in Vietnam, Steve Gower

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Rounds complete : an artillery forward observer in Vietnam
Title
Rounds complete
Title remainder
an artillery forward observer in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
Steve Gower
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1966, Steve Gower, a young gunner captain in the 101st Field Battery, was sent to Vietnam. He would serve in what is arguably Australia's most controversial war in the dangerous role of forward observer with the 5th and 6th battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. In Rounds Complete, Gower describes living the life of an infantry soldier, tramping the ground and joining his infantry mates in a variety of operations including search and destroy, cordon and search, hellebore and road-protection operations and company patrols from forward operating bases. He describes the inevitable boredom and monotony of the routine, contrasting this with the heightened senses of the men as they prepared to move forward with the 'safety catch off', the nervous anticipation of what might lie ahead, the exhilaration and, above all, the camaraderie. Gower is positive about his time in Vietnam and, perhaps surprisingly for one who saw action in this contentious war, is supportive of Australia’s commitment, referring to the conflict as the last time the Army was permitted the 'unfettered, all-arms prosecution of a war'. Rounds Complete is a frank and compelling tribute to men who served just as nobly as their AIF predecessors but, until recent times, were denied their nation's gratitude. Their fight for understanding continues
Summary
In 1966, Steve Gower, a young gunner captain in the 101st Field Battery, was sent to Vietnam. He would serve in what is arguably Australia's most controversial war in the dangerous role of forward observer with the 5th and 6th battalions of the Royal Australian Regiment. In Rounds Complete, Gower describes living the life of an infantry soldier, tramping the ground and joining his infantry mates in a variety of operations including search and destroy, cordon and search, heliborne and road-protection operations and company patrols from forward operating bases. He describes the inevitable boredom and monotony of the routine, contrasting this with the heightened senses of the men as they prepared to move forward with the 'safety catch off', the nervous anticipation of what might lie ahead, the exhilaration and, above all, the camaraderie. Gower is positive about his time in Vietnam and, perhaps surprisingly for one who saw action in this contentious war, is supportive of Australias commitment, referring to the conflict as the last time the Army was permitted the 'unfettered, all-arms prosecution of a war'. Rounds Complete is a frank and compelling tribute to men who served just as nobly as their AIF predecessors but, until recent times, were denied their nation's gratitude. Their fight for understanding continues.
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10639915
Cataloging source
ANL
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Gower, Steve
Dewey number
959.7043394
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military bases
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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an artillery forward observer in Vietnam
Label
Rounds complete : an artillery forward observer in Vietnam, Steve Gower
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contains biographical information
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 198 pages
Isbn
9781925520583
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Rounds complete : an artillery forward observer in Vietnam, Steve Gower
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Contains biographical information
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 198 pages
Isbn
9781925520583
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print

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