Australian Infantry against the odds – Life on the Line

Angus Hordern hosts a panel discussion of three significant battles where Australians overcame the odds, with David Buckwalter, Michael Kelly and Peter Slack-Smith.

This panel conversation is on three significant battles in Australian military history where our forces overcame overwhelming odds, moderated by Angus Hordern.

The guests include: David Buckwalter, a Vietnam War veteran, speaks on the Battle of Wau from World War II; Michael Kelly, Australian War Memorial historian and army veteran, speaks on the Battle of Kapyong from the Korean War; and, Peter Slack-Smith, a Vietnam veteran, speaks about the Battle of Long Tan, from his perspective as a Delta Company soldier in that bloody engagement.



Angus Hordern hosts a second conversation between Peter Slack-Smith and David Buckwalter about the Battle of Long Tan.

After meeting in the podcast ‘Panel – Australian Infantry Against the Odds’ (above), Peter Slack-Smith – a veteran of Delta Company 6RAR and survivor of the Battle of Long Tan – wished to thank David Buckwalter – a Vietnam veteran of Alpha Company 6RAR – for the role other A Company soldiers played in the bloody battle.











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