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1,000 Australians involved: Combat forces for Borneo
Title : 1,000 Australians involved: Combat forces for Borneo 1,000 Australians involved: Combat forces for Borneo
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Source : Advertiser, 4 February 1965, p. 1
Date of creation : 1965
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Article announcing the decision that Australian troops would be sent to Borneo to assist the Malaysians in the repulsion of Indonesian militia.

The 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), stationed at Malacca since the establishment of the Far East Strategic Reserve, and a unit of Special Air Service (SAS) troops were to be posted to Borneo. The accompanying photograph shows soldiers from the 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) marching down King William Street to the Torrens Parade Ground.

Coverage year : 1965
Period : 1946-1979
Place : King William St (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :

Dennis, Peter and Grey, Jeffrey. Emergency and confrontation: Australian military operations in Malaya & Borneo 1950-66, St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial, 1996

Smith, Neil. Nothing short of war: with the Australian Army in Borneo 1962-66, Brighton, Vic: Mostly Unsung Military History Research and Publications, 1999 

Subritzky, John. Confronting Sukarno : British, American, Australian and New Zealand diplomacy in the Malaysian-Indonesian confrontation, 1961-5, Basingstoke : Macmillan, 2000

Internet links :

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index: Indonesian Confrontation 1964-65

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]: See: The Great Search Stories: South East Asia 1950-1966

Australian War Memorial See: Australian Military History Overview: Confrontation in Indonesia 1964-1966

Sea Power Centre - Australia: See: History: Feature Articles: Indonesian Confrontation



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