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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 :

Cochrane, Peter. Australians at War, Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001

Evans, Ben. Out in the cold : Australia's involvement in the Korean War 1950-53, Canberra, A.C.T. : Australian War Memorial and Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2000

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Odgers, George. Remembering Korea : Australians in the war of 1950-1953, Sydney : Lansdowne Publishing, 2000

O'Dowd, Ben. In valiant company, St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press, 2000

Smith, Neil C. Home by Christmas: the Australian Army in Korea 1950-56: being a record of the Australian Army's involvement in the Korean War and listing those who served in Korea 1950-56, Gardenvale, Vic.: Mostly Unsung, 1990

Internet links :

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

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]: See: The Great Search Stories: Korea

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: Korean War 1950-1953

BBC History - The Cold War - The Korean War overview

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History & Battles: History Index: The War in Korea 1950-53

Nominal Roll of Australian Veterans of the Korean War [Department of Veterans' Affairs: includes Nominal Roll and History]



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