WOW – a proper, PROPER, war movie.
From go whoah, DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan is all action and no Hollywood sentimentality.
Fifty-three years ago tomorrow, 108 Australian soldiers ran headlong into an enemy force of some 2000 battle-hardened and well-equipped Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.
Magnificently supported by Australian and New Zealand artillery, and eventually relieved by armour, D Company, 6RAR, were lucky to survive.
After four hours of intense battle, 18 Australians and maybe 250 enemy lay dead on the battlefield.
DANGER CLOSE – The Battle of Long Tan crams as much action and (apparently) as much accuracy as possible into an intense 118 minutes of movie magic.
If you are a war-movie fan, with little or no knowledge of the subject – you will be mightily entertained.
Even most of you who have a good knowledge, understanding or sympathy with the subject will enjoy this great movie (especially if you can leave your nit-picking brain outside).
View the official trailer…
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