Campaign Badge – Vietnam




Each campaign badge measures 2cm diameter.  On the back the history of the campaign is outlined.

‘Australia’s longest and most controversial war.  The Vietnam conflict evolved from a widely supported ideological battleground where we worked withthe United States to support South Vietnam against the communist North, into the symbolic start of the modern peace movement.  It is a definingmoment in history when citizens rose up and opposed war in numbers never seen before.  Initially popular, public support waned when the war dragged on with no end in sight.  The brave men of the Australian Forces were heavily involved in the more than decade long war and military and civilian nurses did wonderful work.  It was many years after Australian troops returned home from the conflict that social division and deep wounds could start being healed.’