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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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NT news


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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www.ntnews.com.au Thursday, April 21, 2011. NT NEWS. 29 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:21-AGE:729LO-R: C-M Y-K Ken Wilson KEN Wilson took part in a dramatic but little known battle during the Vietnam War. He was a tank driver when the 1st Armoured Regiment fought the Viet Cong for three days and four nights in the Battle of Binh Ba in June 1969. It was a bigger battle than Long Tan in many ways, said Mr Wilson, who lives in Howard Springs. It certainly lasted longer. The infantry said they would never have won without our tanks. Four Aussie Centurion tanks were destroyed. A photographer captured horrific scenes after the battle; one picture shows Mr Wilson surround by Viet Cong bodies. The book Day of the Tigers says: The Battle of Binh Ha ranks as one of the major military victories of the Australian force in Vietnam. Above: Ken Wilson (left) on a tank with a sea of dead Viet Cong in the background.

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