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Interview with Peter Scott
Title : Interview with Peter Scott Interview with Peter Scott
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Creator : Scott, Peter, 1929-
Source : South Australians at War Oral History Project, OH 644/4
Date of creation : 2002
Additional Creator : Linn, Rob
Format : Oral History
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Peter Scott was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He graduated from the Royal Military College Duntroon into the Royal Australian Infantry Corps. His first appointment, in 1949, was in Japan, followed by service in Korea in 1951. In 1969 Peter was posted to Woodside to command the 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, and to prepare for its second tour of Vietnam. Peter speaks of his career in the army; his service during the Occupation of Japan, the Korean War and the Vietnam War; and of his observations of the physical and psychological effect that service in Vietnam had on many of the soldiers who served there under his command.

Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :

Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial Vietnam, Canberra : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2002

Crowe, Ambrose. The battle after the war : the story of Australia's Vietnam veterans, St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999

Doyle, Jeff, Jeffrey Grey, and Peter Pierce. Australia's Vietnam War, College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2002

McKay, Gary. Bullets, beans and bandages : Australians at war in Vietnam, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin , 1999

McKay, Gary. Viet Nam shots : a photographic account of Australians at war, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2002

Murphy, John. Harvest of fear : a history of Australia's Vietnam War, St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1993

Woodruff, Mark W. Unheralded victory : who won the Vietnam War?, London : HarperCollins, 2000

Internet links :

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: Vietnam

The Australian Veteran and the Vietnam Experience
Compiled by R (Bob) Teusner, ex-9RAR

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: Vietnam War 1962-1975

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index

Vietnam War 1962-72

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Sea Power Centre - Australia: See: History: Feature Articles [several articles about the Vietnam War]

Victorians at War - Oral History project [Department of Veterans' Affairs and State Library of Victoria]: See: Overview: Vietnam

Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia See: Education: Chronology of Events



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