Vietnam War Bibliography:

International

Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins, 1968: Marching in the Streets. London: Bloomsbury, 1998. 224 pp. Heavily illustrated. Covers protest demonstrations in many countries.

Ang Cheng Guan, Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War. New York and Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge, 2010. ix, 131 pp. The main focus is on the attitudes and policies of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore toward the Vietnam War.

"Asian Allies in Viet-Nam." Viet-Nam Bulletin, no. 26. Washington, DC: Embassy of Viet-Nam, March 1970. 10 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Robert M. Blackburn, Mercenaries and Lyndon Johnson's "More Flags": The Hiring of Korean, Filipino and Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1994. 176 pp.

Eugenie M. Blang, Allies at Odds: America, Europe, and Vietnam, 1961-1968. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 286 pp.

Lincoln Palmer Bloomfield, The U.N. and Vietnam. New York: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1968. 44 pp.

Ray L. Burdeos, Filipinos in the U.S. Navy & Coast Guard During the Vietnam War. AuthorHouse, 2008. 192 pp. Burdeos, who himself served in the Coast Guard, presents the stories of six men who served in the Coast Guard, and six who served in the Navy.

Leszek Buszynski, S.E.A.T.O.: The Failure of an Alliance Strategy. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1983. 273 pp. ISBN 9971-69-060-8. Distributed in the US by Coronet Books, of Philadelphia.

Thomas J. Christensen, Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. 306 pp. Goes from the Korean War to recent events.

Parimal Kumar Das, India and the Vietnam War. New Delhi: Young Asia Publications, 1972. viii, 176 pp.

Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 371 pp.

Robert Alan Dougherty, "A Coming to Terms: The United States, the United Nations, and the Vietnam Problem." M.A. Thesis, San Jose State University, History, 2001. 344 pp. AAT 1407288.

James Durney, Vietnam: The Irish Experience. Naas, County Kildare, Ireland: Gaul House. 230 pp. About Irish men who served in Vietnam in the U.S. or Australian forces.

Lloyd C. Gardner and Ted Gittinger, eds., International Perspectives on Vietnam.  College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2000.  304 pp.

Damien Fenton, To Cage the Red Dragon: SEATO and the Defense of Southeast Asia, 1955-1965. Singapore: NUS Press (distributed in the United States by University of Hawaii Press), 2012 (forthcoming).

Christoper Goscha and Maurice Vaïsse, eds., La guerre du Vietnam et l'Europe, 1963-1973. Bruxelles: Bruylant/Paris: L.G.D.J., 2003. xxvii, 491 pp. A collection of papers, some in French and some in English.

Abdul Kalam, Peacemaking in Indochina, 1954-1975. Dhaka, Bangladesh: University of Dhaka, 1983. xiv, 458 pp.

Judith A. Klinghoffer, Vietnam, Jews, and the Middle East: Unintended Consequences. New York: St. Martin's, 1999. xi, 232 pp.

Joe-Fio N. Meyer, Dr. Nkrumah’s last journey: The sensational Viet-Nam U.S. War. Accra, Ghana: Nyaniba Press, 1984. 144 pp.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Vietnam, Economic and Social Aid to Vietnam, July 1, 1964 - December 31, 1968. Saigon, (1969?). 65 pp. With illustrations, and a detailed list of aid projects by donor country. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-21, and pp. 22-65.

A.G. Noorani, India, Southeast Asia and Vietnam. Bombay: Democratic Research Service, (1967?). 24 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Daniel S. Papp, Vietnam: The View from Moscow, Peking, Washington. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1981. v, 257 pp.

Charles John Pellegrin, "United States diplomatic and military relations with the Republic of China in the era of the Vietnam War, 1961--1969." Ph.D. dissertation, History, Mississippi State University, 2005. viii, 284 pp. AAT 3172313. The text is available online.

János Radványi, Delusion and Reality: Gambits, Hoaxes, & Diplomatic One-Upmanship in Vietnam. South Bend, IN: Gateway, 1978. xviii, 295 pp. Introduction by George W. Ball. Radvanyi was a senior Hungarian diplomat who defected.

Mario Rossi, "U Thant and Vietnam: The Untold Story." New York Review of Books, 7:8 (November 17, 1966).

Abdallah Saaf, Histoire d'Anh Ma (The story of Brother Horse). Paris: l'Harmattan, 1996. 190 pp. ISBN 2738444040. Biography of M'hamed Ben Aomar Lahrach, a senior Moroccan Communist who went to Vietnam in 1950 or 1951 to work for the Viet Minh, and remained there until 1960.

D.R. SarDesai, Indian Foreign Policy in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, 1947-1964. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. viii, 336 pp.

Damodar Ramaji Sar Desai, "India's Relations with Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia: 1954-1961." Ph.D. dissertation, History, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965. 694 pp. AAT 6512653.

William Schoenl, ed., New Perspectives on the Vietnam War: Our Allies' Views. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002. xii, 121 pp. Apparently intended for use as an undergraduate text, this is a collection of excerpts from books by Robert Blackburn, Robert McMahon, Carolyn Page, and Peter Edwards, and articles published in 1995 and 2000 in the Bangkok Post.

Thomas A. Schwartz, Lyndon Johnson and Europe: In the Shadow of Vietnam. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003. 339 pp.

Jerry Mark Silverman, "The Domino Theory: Alternatives to a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy." Asian Survey 15:11 (November 1975), pp. 915-939.

R. B. Smith, An International History of the Vietnam War, vol. I, Revolution versus Containment, 1955-61, vol. II, The Kennedy Strategy, and vol. III, The Making of a Limited War, 1965-66. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983, 1985, 1990. Unfortunately, Smith tends to spread himself too thinly. He tries to cover such a wide range of material, especially in vol. I, that he often fails to cover it well.

Thu-huong Nguyen-vo, Khmer-Viet Relations and the Third Indochina Conflict. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992. 238 pp.

Ngo-Diep Trinh Thi, "Indonesia's Foreign Policy toward Vietnam". Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science(?), Hawaii, 1995. 247 pp. DA 9615557. Goes from the late 1940s up to the 1990s. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Raul Valdes Vivo, El gran secreto: cubanos en el Camino Ho Chi Minh. La Habana: Editoria Politica, 1990. 247 pp.

Wong, Danny Tze-Ken, Vietnam-Malaysia: Relations during the Cold War, 1945-1990. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: University of Malaya Press, 1995. xvii, 210 pp.

 

Australia and New Zealand

Henry Stephen Albinski, Politics and Foreign Policy in Australia: The Impact of Vietnam and Conscription. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1970. xi, 238 pp.

David Anderson, Indo-Chinese Days. Nathan, Queensland, Australia: Griffith University, Centre for the Study of Australia-Asia Relations, 1996. xii, 58 pp.

Paul Anderson, When the Scorpion Stings: The History of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, South Vietnam, 1965-1972. Crow's Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2002. xv, 318 pp. (The word "South" is omitted from the subtitle on the dust jacket.) Anderson served a 1971 tour in Vietnam with A Squadron of the regiment.

Glen St. J. Barclay, A Very Small Insurance Policy: The Politics of Australian Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1967. University of Queensland Press, 1988. 199 pp.

Billy Barnz, The Goat Hunter: Ho Chi Minh: A Kiwi Ruins His War. Christchurch, New Zealand: Willson Scott Publishing, 2004. 239 pp.

Billy Barnz, Voices from Vietnam: The Stories of New Zealanders Who Served Their Country in Vietnam. Christchurch, New Zealand: Willson Scott Publishing, 2008. 248 pp. Thirty-four New zealand veterans.

Marshall Barr, Surgery, Sand and Saigon Tea: An Australian Army Doctor in Viet Nam. Crow's Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xii, 252 pp. Major Barr, an anaesthetist, was in Vietnam from April 1967 to April 1968.

Sir Garfield Barwick, A Radical Tory: Garfield Barwick's Reflections and Recollections. Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia: Federation Press, 1995. xi, 330 pp. Australian Minister for External Affairs up to 1964. (See also biography by Marr, below.)

Narelle Biedermann, Tears on My Pillow: Australian Nurses in Vietnam. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia, 2004. xxx, 250 pp.

Anne Blair, There to the Bitter End: Ted Serong in Vietnam. Crow's Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xxi, 298 pp. Francis Philip Serong, an Australian officer, first came to Vietnam in 1962 as head of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, which he commanded until 1965, when he was assigned to work for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He had various roles in Vietnam until the final collapse in April 1975.

Anne Blair, Ted Serong: The Life of an Australian Counter-Insurgency Expert. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. 256 pp.

Tim Bowden, One Crowded Hour: Neil Davis, Combat Cameraman. Sydney, Australia: Collins, 1987. xi, 436 pp. Davis first went to Indochina in 1964, an Australian (Tasmanian) photojournalist working for Visnews. Spent much of the period 1964-1975 there, focusing a lot on ARVN rather than US operations in Vietnam, a lot on Cambodia in the 1970s. The book includes long quotes from Davis: a lot of letters he wrote to his aunt, a few diary entries, a lot of things he told Bowden while Bowden was working on the book in the 1980s. Unfortunately Davis died in 1985.

Tony 'Bomber' Bower-Miles, and Mike Whittaker, Bomber: From Vietnam to Hell and Back. 2009. Bower-Miles served as a sapper in Vietnam in the late 1960s, laying and clearing mines. He was in bad mental condition for years afterward. He returned to Indochina in 2001, to do mine clearance in Cambodia.

David Bradford, The Gunners' Doctor: Vietnam Letters. North Sydney, N.S.W.: Random House Australia, 2007. 313 pp.

Alister Brass, Bleeding Earth: A Doctor Looks at Vietnam. Melbourne: Heinemann, 1968. xvi, 189 pp. Foreword by Harrison Salisbury. By an Australian doctor who was in Vietnam 1966-67 as a special correspondent for The Medical Journal of Australia.

Bob Breen, First to Fight: Australian Diggers, N.Z. Kiwis and U.S. Paratroopers in Vietnam, 1965-66. Sydney, Australia / Boston: Allen and Unwin, 1989. xvi, 316 pp.

Scott Brodie, Tilting at Dominoes: Australia and the Vietnam War. Brookvale, NSW, Australia: Child & Associates, 1987. 160 pp. Republished (I don't know whether there were any revisions) as Australia in the Vietnam War. Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia: PR Books, 1990. 160 pp.

Gary R. Brooker, Two Lanyards in Vietnam.  North Canterbury, New Zealand: privately published, 1995.  Brooker served in Vietnam with the New Zealand forces 1969-1970.

Wayne 'Sam' Brown, Medic. Nambour, Queensland, Australia: Queensland Complete Printing Services, 2002. 326 pp.

Bob Buick, with Gary McKay, All Guts and No Glory: The Story of a Long Tan Warrior.  St Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2000.  xx, 251 pp.  Buick was the platoon sergeant of 11 Platoon, Delta Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment.  He served in Vietnam from mid 1966 to mid 1967.

John Bullen, edited by Paul Ham, Captain Bullen's War: The Vietnam War Diary of Captain John Bullen. Sydney, Australia: HarperCollins, 2009. 453 pp.

Wilfred Burchett: The many books by (and a few about) the Australian Communist, journalist, and prolific author Wilfred Burchett are listed under The Communist Viewpoint.

Terry Burstall, The Soldiers' Story: The Battle at Xa Long Tan, Vietnam, 18 August 1966. Brisbane, Australia: U of Queensland Press, 1986. Reputed to be excellent.

Terry Burstall, A Soldier Returns: A Long Tan Veteran Discovers the Other Side of Vietnam. Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1990. Account, based partly on personal memories and partly on quite a lot of scholarly research after the war, by an Australian who served in Phuoc Tuy Province ending in 1967.

Terry Burstall, Vietnam: The Australian Dilemma. St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1993. xxv, 329 pp. Critical of the competence of the Australian forces, and of the accuracy of previous, more admiring, accounts.

Ross W. Cable, An Independent Command: Command and Control of the 1st Australian Task Force in Vietnam. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, 2000. 108 pp.

Shane H. Capon, "Withdrawal from Vietnam? The New Zealand government's Decision to Deploy a Second Army Training Team to South Vietnam." War and Society 28 (May 2009), pp. 149-172.

Michael Caulfield, The Vietnam Years: From the Jungle to the Australian Suburbs. Hachette Australia, 2007. 493 pp. Includes material from a lot of interviews.

Micheal K. Cecil, Mud & Dust: Australian Army Vehicles & Artillery in Vietnam. Australia: New Holland Publishing, 2010. 304 pp.

Deborah Challinor, Grey Ghosts: New Zealand Vietnam Vets Talk about their War.  New Zealand: Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998. 288 pp.

Colin John Clarke, ed., Yours Faithfully: A Record of Service of the 3d Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment in Australia and South Vietnam, 16 February 1969 - 16 October 1971. Brookvale, NSW, Australia: Print Craft Press, 1972. 203 pp.

John J. Coe, ed., Desperate Praise: The Australians in Vietnam. Perth, Western Australia: Artlook Books, 1982. 137 pp.

Mike Colman, Payne VC: The story of Australia's most decorated soldier of the Vietnam War. Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: ABC Books, 2009. 453 pp. Foreword by General Peter Cosgrove. Warrant Officer 2 Keith Payne won the Victoria Cross for an action of May 1969, when as a member of the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam, he was commanding the 212th Company of the 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion.

Garry Cooper and Robert Hillier, Sock it to 'em Baby: Forward Air Controller in Vietnam. Crow's Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2006. xviii, 318 pp. Flight Lieutenant Cooper was in Vietnam April-October 1968, in the Mekong Delta as a FAC, supporting the US 9th Infantry Division. The American division commander recommended him for the Medal of Honor, but he was ruled ineligible because he was Australian.

Chris Coulthard-Clark, Hit My Smoke: Targeting the Enemy in Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1997. xx, 199 pp. An oral history of RAAF pilots who served as FACs in Vietnam.

Barrie Crowley, View from a Low Bough. St Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1997. viii, 285 pp. Crowley arrived in Vietnam in November 1969, to serve 13 months; he was assigned as an interpreter with the Australian 9th Battalion. ISBN 1 86448 301 6.

Laurie A. Crozier, The Golden Land. Nathan, Australia: Griffith University. 109 pp. This memoir is #9 of a series, Australians in Asia. Crozier arrived in Saigon in March 1960 as an economic adviser, working for the Australian Department of External Affairs, stayed until about the end of 1964. Interesting accounts of problems caused by a very arrogant Australian technical expert at the Ben Can dairy farm, and of negotiations for release of another expert who had been taken hostage by the Viet Cong in 1961. Crozier returned 1966-1968 to serve on an advisory team (run by the Public Safety Division of USAID) to the RVN National Police Field Force. His comments on American behavior, in this section, are pretty negative. He was in Cambodia off and on 1968-1971. He returned to Cambodia in 1981. Considerable discussion of his encounters, over the years, with Wilfred Burchett.

Bruce Davies, Battle at Ngok Tavak: A Bloody Defeat in South Vietnam, 1968. Crow's Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2008. 272 pp. Published in the United States as Battle at Ngok Tavak: Allied Valor and Defeat in Vietnam. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2009. 242 pp. Ngok Tavak (Ngog Tavak), a satellite camp to the Special Forces camp at Kham Duc (A-105), in the western part of Quang Tin province, was held by Mobile Strike Force Company 11 (a mostly Nung force with eight US and three Australian advisors) and two 105mm howitzers of Battery D, 2/13 Marines. It was overrun by PAVN forces May 10, 1968.

Bruce Davies and Gary McKay, The Men Who Persevered: The AATTV - the most highly decorated Australian unit of the Viet Nam war. Crows Nest NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2005. xiv, 418 pp. The Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam.

Bruce Davies, with Gary McKay, Vietnam: The Complete Story of the Australian War. Allen & Unwin, 2012. 704 pp.

D[onald] J[ames] Dennis, One Day at a Time: A Vietnam Diary. St. Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, 1992. x, 161 pp. Dennis was in Australian air operations, around the time of the Tet Offensive.

Peter Dennis and Jeffrey Grey, eds., The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1962-1972: The Chief of Army Military History Conference. Canberra: Australian Army History Unit, Department of Defence, 2002. xviii, 304 pp.

Department of External Affairs/Foreign Affairs, Australia. Some publications of the department can be found in the better libraries. The Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project, at Texas Tech University, has also placed online a number of messages, mostly pretty short, between the Department of External Affairs and various Australian diplomatic posts. These are in the Ronald Frankum Collection. The ones I have seen date from 1954, 1964, and 1965. I am not sure how many will eventually be posted.

J.W. Donovan, et al., Case-control Study of Congenital Anomalies and Vietnam Service (Birth Defects Study). Report to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1983. 127 pp.

Jeff Doyle, Jeffrey Gray, and Peter Pierce, Australia's Vietnam War. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2002. xxiii, 218 pp.

Steve Eather, Get the Bloody Job Done: The Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight-Vietnam and the 135th Assault Helicopter Company, 1967-1971. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1998. xxv, 166 pp.

Steve Eather, Target Charlie. Weston Creek, ACT: Aerospace Publications, 1993. 132 pp. Australian air operations in Vietnam.

Glen D. Edwards, ed., The War Within. Salisbury, South Australia: G. Edwards, 1992. A collection of accounts by Australians. Portions of this book are, or at one time were, online in the South Australians at War: The Vietnam War web site of the State Library of South Australia. Some of the links below no longer seem to work:

Peter Edwards, general editor, The Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975. Nine volumes, eight of which will be devoted partially or wholly to the Vietnam War. Published in Australia by Allen & Unwin.

Peter Edwards, "The Strategic Concerns of a Regional Power: Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War." In Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 221-235.

Michael C. English, The Riflemen: The Unit History of 3 RAR in Vietnam, 1971. Loftus, New South Wales: Australian Military History Publications, 1999. x, 182 pp.

Denis Fairfax, Navy in Vietnam: A Record of the Royal Australian Navy in the Vietnam War 1962-1972. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service, 1980.

Lieutenant Colonel (Retd) Fred Fairhead, A Duty Done. Subtitle variously listed as A summary of operations by the Royal Australian Regiment in the Vietnam War 1965-1972 or A History of the Royal Australian Regiment in the Vietnam War 1965-1972. Linden Park, South Australia: Royal Australian Regiment Association SA, 2013. 182 pp.

Daryl Farry, Starlight Minor: A Grandfather's and Grandson's Memoirs: 1st Field Ambulance WWI and "C" Coy 4RAR/NX Bn (Anzac) Vietnam. Burleigh, Queensland, Australia: Zeus Publications, 2009. 314 pp.

Barbara Ferguson, Rain in My Heart: Memories of Children and War in South Vietnam. South Melbourne, Australia: Lothian Books, 2006. xv, 221 pp.

Ronald Bruce Frankum, Jr., "Silent Partners: Australia and the United States in Vietnam, 1954-1968." Ph.D. dissertation, History, Syracuse University, 1997. 366 pp. DA 9820995. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Ronald B. Frankum, Jr., The United States and Australia in Vietnam, 1954-1968: Silent Partners.  Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2001. 344 pp.

Frank Frost, Australia's War in Vietnam. Sydney, Australia: Allen and Unwin, 1987.

Lyn Gorman, "Television and War: Australia's Four Corners Programme and Vietnam, 1963­1975." War and Society 15:1 (May 1997). "Four Corners" was a current affairs program broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Gorman apparently (I have not seen the article) says that the program was not so supportive of the Vietnam War as most commentaries on the role of the Australian media during the war would have led one to expect.

Lyn Gorman, "Australian and American Media: From Korea to Vietnam." War and Society 18:1 (May 2000).

Robert Grandin, The Battle of Long Tan, As Told by the Commanders to Bob Grandin. Allen & Unwin Australia, 2004. 272 pp.

Jeffrey Grey and Jeffrey Doyle, eds., Vietnam: War, Myth, and Memory: Comparative Perspectives on Australia's War in Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1992. 157 pp.

Barry Gustafson, Kiwi Keith: A Biography of Keith Holyoake. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 2007. viii, 429 pp. Holyoake was prime minister of New Zealand from 1960 to 1972.

Robert A. Hall, Combat Battalion: The Eighth Battalion in Vietnam. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2000. xix, 308 pp. The 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR), in which the author served, arrived in Vietnam in November 1969.

Paul Ham, Vietnam: The Australian War. HarperCollins Australia, 2007. 700 pp.

Paul Ham, ed., Captain Bullen's War: The Vietnam War Diary of Captain Paul Bullen. 2009. Bullen commanded the map-preducing section of the Australian Task Force, approximately 1968.

Peter Haran, Trackers: The Untold Story of the Australian Dogs of War. Sydney, Australia: New Holland Publishers, 2000. xii, 212 pp.

Peter Haran and Robert Kearney, Crossfire: An Australian Reconnaissance Unit in Vietnam. Sydney, Australia: New Holland Publishers, 2001. xvii, 237 pp.

Peter Haran, Shockwave: An Australian Combat Helicopter Crew in Vietnam. 2004. 240 pp.

Sir Paul Hasluck, Mucking About: An Autobiography. Carlton, Victoria, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1977. 287 pp. Australian Minister for External Affairs, 1964- . (See also biography by Porter, below).

Health Committee (Steve Chadwick, chair), New Zealand House of Representatives, Inquiry into the exposure of New Zealand defence personnel to Agent Orange and other defoliant chemicals during the Vietnam War and any health effects of that exposure, and transcripts of evidence. Wellington, New Zealand: House of Representatives, 2004. 297 pp.

Barry Heard, Well Done, Those Men. Scribe Publications, 2005. 304 pp. Apparently a very negative view, by an Australian veteran of the war.

Brian Hennessy, The Sharp End: The Trauma of a War in Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1997. 176 pp. Deals both with Hennessy's experiences in Vietnam, and with his problems afterward.

David Horner, Australian Higher Command in the Vietnam War. Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Research School of Pacific Studies, the Australian National University (distributed by Bibliotech, ANUTECH), 1986. xii, 136 pp.

David Horner, Strategic Command: General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian Wars. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. xx, 452 pp. Wilton was Australian Army Chief of Staff from January 1963 to May 1966, and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (equivalent to CJCS) from May 1966 to November 1970.

Peter King, ed., Australia's Vietnam. Sydney, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1983. Includes an article by G. Clarke discussing relations with China and the Soviet Union.

Stan Krasnoff, Shadows on the Wall: The Adrenalin-Pumping, Heart-Yammering True Story of Project Rapid Fire. Allen & Unwin, 2003. 193 pp. Foreword by Bo Gritz. Krasnoff, an Australian officer, says he was assigned at the end of 1967 to Bo Gritz's outfit, working along the Cambodian border. I have seen an accusation that this book is grossly fictionalized, but the accusation did not look convincing to me. For one thing, the accuser was anonymous.

Stan Krasnoff, Krazy Hor: A Soldier's Story. Allen & Unwin Australia, 2004. 216 pp.

Stan Krasnoff, Where to? for valour: a true story of Keith Payne, VC. [Australia?]: Shala Press, 1995. 242 pp. Warrant Officer 2 Keith Payne won the Victoria Cross for an action of May 1969, when as a member of the Australian Army Training Team in Vietnam, he was commanding the 212th Company of the 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion.

Jean Debelle Lamensdorf, Write Home for Me: A Red Cross Woman in Vietnam. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia, 2006. xviii, 302 pp. Lamensorf was in Vietnam for about one year, 1967-68, providing non-medical services to wounded Australian and New Zealand troops.

Greg Langley, A Decade of Dissent: Vietnam and the Conflict on the Australian Home Front. Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1992. xii, 232 pp.

Jon Latimer, "On Patrol with the Kiwi Infantry." Vietnam Magazine, June 2000, pp. 22-28.

Graham Locke, Call Sign 'Tiger 62'. Burleigh, Queensland, Australia: Zeus Publications, 2006. 130 pp. The Assault Pioneer Platoon of the 5th Royal Australian Regiment.

Greg Lockhart, The Minefield: An Australian Tragedy in Vietnam. Allen & Unwin Australia, 2007.

Lex McAulay, The Battle of Long Tan. Hawthorn, Australia: Hutchinson, 1986. Battle fought by Australian forces in Phuoc Tuy province, August 1966.

Lex McAulay, The Battle of Coral. Hawthorn, Australia: Hutchinson, 1988. v, 361 pp. Paperback, with the subtitle Vietnam Fire Support Bases Coral and Balmoral, May 1968 (I am not sure whether the original 1988 edition had had this subtitle also): London: Arrow Books, 1990. 361 pp. The 1st Australian Task Force, not far north of Bien Hoa, May 1968.

Lex McAulay, Contact: Australians in Vietnam. Milson's Point, New South Wales, Australia: Hutchinson Australia, 1989. 147 pp. A photo book.

Lex McAulay, "Found and Lost: The Buried Secrets for Victory in Vietnam?" Vietnam Magazine, October 2007, pp. 28-35. McAulay, a linguist who was attached to 1st Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, which in turn was attached to the U.S. 173d Airborne Brigade writes about the capture during Operation Crimp, in January 1966, of the files of the Communist headquarters for the area that included Saigon. He believes that if this information had been properly exploited, the Communist infrastructure in the Saigon area could have been so crippled that the Tet Offensive of 1968 would not have been possible.

Lex McAulay, Blue Lanyard Red Banner: The Capture of a Vietcong Headquarters by 1st Battalion the Royal Australian Regiment, Operation Crimp, 8-14 January 1966. Banner Books, 2005. Book-length version of the previous item.

Jock McCulloch, The Politics of Agent Orange: The Australian Experience. Melbourne, Australia: Heinemann, 1984.

Ian McGibbon, New Zealand's vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy. Auckland, New Zealand: Exisle Publishing, 2010. 704 pp. For the companion volume on diplomatic and political aspects, see Rabel, below.

Sandy MacGregor, as told to Jimmy Thomson, No Need for Heroes. Lindfield, NSW, Australia: CALM, 1993. 272 pp. I believe MacGregor served in the Royal Australian Engineers.

Siobhan McHugh, Minefields & Miniskirts : Australian Women and the Vietnam War. Sydney, Australia: Doubleday, 1993.

Gary McKay, Delta Four: Australian Riflemen in Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. xx, 313 pp. Delta Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, on the battalion's second tour in Vietnam, beginning May 1971.

Gary McKay, In Good Company: One Man's War in Vietnam. Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1987. St. Leonards: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1998. x, 197 pp. McKay was drafted into the Australian Army in March 1968. He became an officer, and in 1970, wanting to go to Vietnam, he requested that he be assigned to a unit going there. He became a platoon commander in Delta Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and went to Vietnam with the battalion in May 1971. He was seriously wounded in September, ending his tour.

Gary McKay, Vietnam Fragments: An Oral History of Australians at War. Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1992. ISBN 1-86373-297-7. Reprinted as Bullets, Beans & Bandages: Australians at War in Vietnam. Crows Nest NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1999. xv, 300 pp.

Gary McKay and Elizabeth Stewart, With Healing Hands: The Untold Story of the Australian Civilian Surgical Teams in Vietnam. 2009.

Gary McKay and Graeme Nicholas, Jungle Tracks: Australian Armour in Viet Nam. Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xxii, 325 pp.

Ian Mackay, Australians in Vietnam. Sydney, Australia: Rigby, 1968.

Robert M. McMillan-Kay, Vietnam: A Technical Tour with the 1st Topographical Survery Troop. Maleny, Queensland, Australia: R. M. McMillan-Kay, 2002. 172 pp.

Ian McNeill, The Team: Australian Army Advisors in Vietnam, 1962-1972. St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1984. Also London: Leo Cooper in association with Secker & Warburg, 1983. xiv, 534 pp.

Kenneth Maddock and Barry Wright, eds., War: Australia and Vietnam. Sydney, Australia: Harper & Row, 1987.

Kenneth Maddock, ed., Memories of Vietnam. Milsons Point, New South Wales: Random House Australia, 1991. 283 pp.

Graeme Mann, The Vietnam War on a Tourist Visa. Mini-Publishing. 310 pp. Mann, an Australian civilian, worked for the USAF in Vietnam, 1967-68, as a computer specialist.

David Marr, Barwick. North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1992. xviii, 330 pp. Sir Garfield Barwick, Australian Minister for External Affairs up to 1964.

Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, oral history. Prime Minister of Australia 1949-1966. This oral history, from the collection at the LBJ Presidential Library, has been placed online in the Lyndon B. Johnson Oral History collection at the Miller Center for Public Affairs, University of Virginia.

David Millie, Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2013. xv, 411 pp. Millie served with the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam in Quang Tri province, 1968.

Charles S. Mollison, Long Tan and Beyond: Alpha Company 6 RAR in Vietnam 1966-67. Woombye, Queensland, Australia: Cobb's Crossing Publications, 2005. xvi, 428 pp.

John Murphy, Harvest of Fear: A History of Australia's Vietnam War. Boulder: Westview, 1993. xxii, 335 pp. Australia, the Cold War, and Vietnam, from the origins to mid 1971. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

R.J. Nash, Ordnance at the Sharp End: Ordnance Field Park Nui Dat South Vietnam, 1966-72: Historical Accounts and Experiences from Men Who Served With the OFP. Shannon Books Australia. 324 pp.

Lt. D.S. Newman, Vietnam Gunners: 161 Battery RNZA, South Vietnam, 1965-71. Wellington, New Zealand: Moana Press, 1988.

K. E. Newman, ed., The Anzac Battalion: A Record of the Tour of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, 1st Battalion, The Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment (the Anzac Battalion), in South Vietnam, 1967-68. 2 vols. Brookvale, New South Wales: Printcraft Press, 1968.

Peter Nolan, Possums & Bird Dogs: Australian Army Aviation's 161 Reconnaissance Flight in South Vietnam. Crows Nest NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2006. xxiii, 240 pp. The unit was originally deployed to Bien Hoa in 1965. It shifted to Vung Tau in 1966, to Nui Dat in 1967, and back to Vung Tau in 1971. It left Vietnam in 1972.

Val Noone, Disturbing the War: Melbourne Catholics and Vietnam. Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Spectrum, 1993. xvi, 333 pp.

Rodney Nott and Noel Payne, The Vung Tau Ferry: HMAS Sydney and Escort Ships: Vietnam 1965 - 1972. Australia: Rosenberg Publishing, 2008. 257 pp.

Michael O'Brien, Conscripts and Regulars: With the Seventh Battalion in Vietnam. Allen & Unwin Australia, 1995. 336 pp. The 1967-68 and 1970-71 Vietnam tours of the 7th RAR. O'Brien was a platoon commander and intelligence officer during the 1970-71 tour.

Terry O'Farrell, Behind Enemy Lines: An Australian SAS Soldier in Vietnam. St. Leonard's, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2002. xiii, 250 pp. O'Farrell, born in 1947, enlisted in the Australian Army early in 1966. He was assigned to SAS later that year, and arrived in Vietnam early (I think February) in 1968, stayed in 1969. Served another tour in Vietnam in 1971.

George Odgers, Mission Vietnam: Royal Australian Air Force Operations, 1964-1972. Canberra: Australian Government Publication Service, 1974. viii, 186 pp.

Robert J. O'Neill, Vietnam Task: The 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment 1966-67. Melbourne, Australia: Cassell, 1968.

Sheila O'Toole, Behind the Visor: My Life in Wartime Vietnam. Hamilton, New Zealand: Print House, 2007. 203 pp. A Catholic missionary.

Albert Palazzo, Australian Military Operations in Vietnam. Canberra, Australia: Army History Unit, 2006. 173 pp.

(Patricia? Trish?) Payne, "The Australian Press and the Vietnam War: an Analysis of Policy and Controversy, 1962–1969." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Sydney, 1995.

Trish Payne, "The Dominance of the Domestic Agenda: Reflections of Australian Coverage of the Vietnam War." In D. Kingsbury, E, Loo, and T. Payne, eds., Foreign Devils and Other Journalists: A Cross Cultural Perspective of News and Politics in Southeast Asia. Melbourne, Australia: Monash Asia Institute, 2000.

Jeff Pedrina, Wallaby Airlines: Twelve Months Caribou Flying in Vietnam. Tuggeranong, ACT, Australia: Air Power Development Centre, 2006. xix, 179 pp.

Richard Pelvin, edited by Sally Moss, Vietnam: Australia's Ten Year War. Prahan, Victoria, Australia: Hardie Grant Books, 2006. 220 pp.

Gregory Pemberton, All the Way: Australia's Road to Vietnam. Sydney and Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1987. xiv, 411 pp.

Gregory Pemberton, ed., Vietnam Remembered. Sydney, Australia: Weldon, 1990. 292 pp. Updated edition Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia: New Holland, 2002. 312 pp.

Barry Petersen, Tiger Men: An Australian Soldier's Secret War in Vietnam. South Melbourne: Macmillan Co. of Australia, 1988. Reprinted Bangkok: White Orchid, 1994. 246 pp. Petersen, a junior officer who had served in Malaya, was sent to Vietnam in August 1963, and seconded to the CIA to work with Rhade Montagnards. He served two years, having had some interesting contacts with FULRO. He went back to Vietnam in 1970 for a more conventional tour commanding an Australian company. (See also the book about Petersen by Frank Walker, below.)

Peter Pierce, Jeffrey Grey, and Jeff Doyle, eds, Vietnam Days: Australia and the Impact of Vietnam. New York and London: Penguin, 1991. x, 323 pp.

Robert Porter, Paul Hasluck: A Political Biography. Nedlands: University of West Australia Press, 1993. Australian Minister for External Affairs, 1964- .

Roberto Rabel, New Zealand and the Vietnam War: Politics and Diplomacy. Auckland: Auckland University Press, 2005. xi, 443 pp. Official history in the sense that the writing was formally sponsored and assisted by the government of New Zealand, but there was no government control or censorship of the text. For the companion volume covering military operations, and some other issues, see McGibbon above.

Stuart Rintoul, Ashes of Vietnam: Australian Voices. Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Heinemann Australia, 1987. xxiii, 246 pp.

Major A.R. Roberts, ed., The Anzac Battalion, 1970-71. Sydney, Australia: Printcraft Press for the Royal Australian Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 1972. 176 pp.

James R. Rock, "Kiwis under Fire: The New Zealand Armed Forces in South Vietnam c. 1965-72." M.A. Thesis, History, University of Auckland, 1995. 51 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: front matter and pp. 1-23, and pp. 24-51.

Iris Mary Roser, Ba Rose: My Years in Vietnam, 1968-1971. Sydney, Australia: Pan, 1991. xiii, 288 pp. Iris Roser, an Australian, arrived in Vietnam in February 1968. She worked for most of that year in a Project Concern hospital at Dam Pao, about 40 km from Dalat. From late 1968 to late 1971 she worked for CORDS, supervising social welfare expenditures first for Gia Dinh Province and later for all of III Corps. An extremely informative account, as well as being a good read.

Anthony Ian Clunies Ross, The Grey Eight in Vietnam: The History of Eighth Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, November 1969-November 1970. Published by Eighth Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment. ISBN: 0642949034

Maree Rowe, ed., Vietnam Veterans: Sons of the Hunter: The Stories of 104 Vietnam Veterans. Australia: Australian Military History Publications, 2002. xii, 308 pp.

John Rowland, Two Transitions: Indochina 1952-1955, Malaysia 1969-1972. Brisbane, Australia: Griffith University. 69 pp. This memoir is no. 8 in a series, Australians in Asia.

David Savage, Through the Wire: Action with the SAS in Borneo and the Special Forces in Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1999. xiv, 239 pp. Borneo gets only a few pages; the bulk of the book deals with Savage's tour in Vietnam, beginning mid-August 1968. On arrival he was promptly made commander of 212 Company of the II Corps MIKE Force, which he almost immediately had to lead to the relief of Duc Lap (SF Camp A-239, in Quang Duc near the Cambodian Border, southewest of Ban Me Thuot), under heavy PAVN attack in late August. He was wounded in the battle; in September he was made the intelligence officer for the II Corps MIKE Force.

Brigadier F. P. Serong, Counter-Insurgency. Bangkok, Thailand: Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, 1970(?). 21 pp. Includes a good bit about the lessons of Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Brigadier F. P. Serong, "An Australian View of Revolutionary War." Conflict Studies, No. 16 (October 1971?), pp. 1-16. Includes a good bit about the lessons of Vietnam. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Michael Sexton, War for the Asking: Australia's Vietnam Secrets. Ringwood, Victoria, Australia: Penguin, 1981.

Michael Shackleton, Operation Vietnam: A New Zealand Surgical First. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago Press, 2004. 159 pp. Dr. Shackleton was in Vietnam 1963-1974.

Colin P. Sisson, Wounded Warriors: The True Story of a Soldier in the Vietnam War and of the Emotional Wounds Inflicted. Auckland, New Zealand: Total Press, 1993. x, 182 pp.

Colin Smith, The Killing Zone: New Zealand Infantry in Vietnam.  Auckland, New Zealand: AQU Press.

Hugh Smith, "Conscientious Objection to Particular Wars: Australia's Experience during the Vietnam War, 1965—1972." War and Society 8:1 (May 1990).

South Australians at War: The Vietnam War. A web site of the State Library of South Australia. Items on this site include:

Allan Stanton, Before I Forget. Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia: Sid Harta Publishers, 2008. vii, 153 pp. Stanton was drafted in 1967, and served in Vietnam.

Gordon L. Steinbrook, Allies & Mates: An American Soldier with the Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam, 1966-67. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995. xviii, 182 pp.

Mike Subritzky, ed., The Vietnam Scrapbook: The Second Anzac Adventure. Papakura, New Zealand: Three Feathers, 1995. xvi, 304 pp.

Don Tate, The War Within. Sydney, Australia: Murdoch Books, 2008. 465 pp. Tate served in several combat infantry units, from December 1968 until he was sent back to Australia for treatment of wounds in July 1969.

Jerry Taylor, Last Out: 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion's second tour in Vietnam. Crow's Nest NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2001. xviii, 270 pp. The battalion arrived in Vietnam May 1971 (a substantial portion of the book is a detailed account of training and preparation before deployment). Fought the 274th VC Regiment and 33d PAVN Regiment. Most of the battalion pulled out December 1971; D Company (which then-Major Taylor had commanded since probably late July) stayed until Feb 29, 1972. This is a history, not a memoir; Taylor in fact goes out of his way to avoid drawing attention to his role as a participant. When describing things he himself did, he refers to himself by phrases like "OC Admin Company" rather than "I" or "Maj Taylor".

Susan Terry, House of Love: Life in a Vietnamese Hospital. Melbourne: Lansdowne Press, 1967; London: Newnes, 1967. 248 pp. Sister Terry (the title denotes a senior nurse--she was not a Catholic nun) was a member of an Australian medical team sent to work in a hospital in Long Xuyen in 1964.

Prue Torney-Parlicki, Somewhere in Asia: War, Journalism and Australia's Neighbors, 1941-75. Sydney, Australia: University of New South Wales Press, 2000. xxvi, 305 pp.

Mike Towers, A Jungle Circus: Memories of Vietnam. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1999. 264 pp.

Frank Walker, The Tiger Man of Vietnam. 2009. Description on cover, a bit too long for me to treat it as a subtitle: "The hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen." (See also Petersen's own book, above.)

Keith Waller, A Diplomatic Life. Nathan, Australia: Griffith University, 1990. I believe this is the John Keith Waller who was Australian ambassador to the United States 1964-1970.

Sir Alan Watt, Vietnam: An Australian Analysis. Melbourne, Australia: Cheshire, 1968. 177 pp. By an Australian diplomat.

J.R. Webb, ed., Mission in Vietnam. Townsville, Queensland, Australia: 4th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, 1969. vi, 130 pp.

Gough Whitlam, The Whitlam Government, 1972-1975. Ringwood, Victoria, Australia: Penguin, 1985. Whitlam, head of Australia's Labor Party, became prime minister as a result of the election of December 2, 1972. He seriously annoyed President Nixon by his criticism of U.S. policy in Vietnam, especially Linebacker II.

Dave Wilkie, Year of the Dove: Diaries of a Medico in Vietnam. Christchurch, New Zealand: Quoin, 1998. 352 pp.

Jean R. Williams, Cry in the Wilderness: Guinea Pigs of Vietnam. Nambour, Queensland, Australia: Homecoming Publications, 1995. vi, 257 pp. I believe this is about the Agent Orange issue.

Peter Winter, The Year I Said Goodbye. Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield, 2003. 269 pp. A compilation of letters written by Winter, initially a second lieuteanant, later lieutenant, in 7RAR 1970-71.

Garry Woodard, Asian Alternatives: Australia's Vietnam Decision and Lessons on Going to War. Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Publishing, 2004. Published both as a physical volume and as a downloadable e-book. Australian decisions on Vietnam, in the context of broader Southeast Asian policies, up to 1965. The focus is on the Ministers for External Affairs, Barwick (-1964) and Hasluck (1964-).

Bibliography on Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War, Compiled by Brian Ross

 

Canada

Tracey Arial, I Volunteered: Canadians in Vietnam. Winnipeg, Canada: Watson & Dwyer, 1997. 175 pp.

Arthur E. Blanchette, ed., Canadian Peacekeepers in Indochina, 1954-1973. Ottawa, Canada: Golden Dog Press, 2002. xx, 192 pp.

Paul Bridle, Canada and the International Commissions in Indochina, 1954-1972. Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1973. 28 pp.

Les D. Brown, There It Is: A Canadian in the Vietnam War. McClelland & Stewart, 2000. 256 pp. Brown, a Canadian citizen living in the United States, was drafted in 1969; he served with the 1st Infantry Division and then the 101st Airborne.

Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Documents on Canadian External Relations. Ottawa: Canadian Government Printing Office. There is a lot of Indochina-related material in several of the recent volumes, since Canada was a key member of the International Control Commission created by the Geneva Conference of 1954. Aside from being published on paper, these volumes have been placed on an official web site:

"Canadian Land Ordnance Engineers in Vietnam, 1973," in Canadian Defense Quarterly/Revue Canadienned de défense, Summer 1975, pp. 46-51 (I believe this is about something called the "Lore Team").

Canadian Yearbook of International Law. Full text available online if you are browsing through the Clemson University computer network.

"Canadians in US Forces Write . . . Letters to Home from Viet Nam," in Canada Month, June 1966, pp. 8-13.

Claire Culhane, Why is Canada in Vietnam? The Truth about our Foreign Aid. Toronto: NC Press, 1972.

James Dickerson, North to Canada: Men and Women Against the Vietnam War. Westport: Praeger, 1999. 232 pp.  The publisher's blurb seems to me to exaggerate the number of Americans who left the United States for Canada because of opposition to the war. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Greg Donaghy, Tolerant Allies: Canada and the United States, 1963-1968. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002. x, 238 pp.

James Eayrs, In Defence of Canada, vol. 5, Indochina: The Roots of Complicity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1983.

John English, "Speaking out on Vietnam, 1965," in Don Munton and John Kirton, eds., Canadian Foreign Policy: Selected Cases (Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall Canada, 1992), pp.135-52.

Mark Frutkin, Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush. Dundurn Press, 2008. 238 pp.

Fred Gaffen, Unknown Warriors: Canadians in Vietnam. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1990. 366 pp.

Fred Gaffen, Cross Border Warriors. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1995.

John Hagan, Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Ivan L. Head and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, The Canadian Way: Shaping Canada's Foreign Policy 1968-1984. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1995.

Frank Kusch, All American Boys: Draft Dodgers in Canada from the Vietnam War. Westport: Praeger, 2001. xviii, 173 pp.

Victor Levant, Quiet Complicity: Canadian Involvement in the Vietnam War. Toronto: Between the Lines, 1986.

Lynhiavu, Tou Chu Dou, "No Protection and No Peace: Canada and the International Commission for Supervision and Control in Laos, 1954-1975." Ph.D. dissertation, Carleton University, 2003. 355 pp. AAT NQ88726. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Paul Martin, A Very Public Life, vol. 2, So Many Worlds. Toronto: Deneau, 1985. Martin was Minister for External Affairs during the U.S. escalation.

Lester B. Pearson, Mike: The Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Lester B. Pearson, Volume Three, 1957-1968. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 338 pp. Pearson was Canadian Prime Minister from 1963 to 1968.

Charles Rhéaume, "Cautious Neighbor Policy: Canada's Helping Hand in Winding Down the Vietnam War," Cold War History, 11:2 (May 2011), pp. 223-39.

Douglas A. Ross, In the Interests of Peace: Canada and Vietnam, 1954-1973. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984. 484 pp.

Mitchell Sharp, Which Reminds Me. . . A Memoir. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. Sharp was Canada's Secretary of State for External Affairs from 1968 to 1974.

Mitchell Sharp, Viet-Nam: Canada's approach to participation in the International Commission of Control and Supervision, October 25, 1972-March 27, 1973.  Ottowa: Information Canada, 1973.  51 pp.

James Steele, Rationale for War in Vietnam: The Canadian Minority Judgment in the Fourth Interim Report of the International Commission for Supervision and Control. Willowdale, Ontario, 1966(?). 22 pp.

David Sterling Surrey, "The Assimilation of Vietnam Era Draft Dodgers and Deserters into Canada: A Matter of Class." Ph.D. dissertation, New School for Social Research, 1980. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

John Swalby, "Interview with John Swalby." Oral history interview, conducted by Stephen Maxner, March 19, 2001. 32 pp. Members of SDS persuaded Swalby to desert the Army and flee to Canada in 1968. The text is copyright by, and has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of, the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Charles Taylor, Snow Job: Canada, the United States and Vietnam (1954 to 1973). Toronto: Anansi, 1974.

Jack Todd, Desertion: In the Time of Vietnam. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. 256 pp. Todd deserted the U.S. Army after completing basic training in 1969, and fled to Canada, where he renounced U.S. citizenship and made a career as a journalist.

Pierre Trudeau, Memoirs. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1993. Trudeau was Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979.

Rosemary Johanna van Es, "Canadian 'Chivalry' in Vietnam: The Press Coverage." Ph.D. dissertation, Sociology, McMaster University, 1996. 375 pp. AAT NN13690.

 

China

S. Mahmud Ali, US-China Cold War Collaboration: 1971-1989. Routledge, 2005. 256 pp. I have not seen this, and I don't know whether it contains significant discussion of Indochina.

Ang Cheng Guan, Vietnamese Communists' Relations with China and the Second Indochina Conflict, 1956-1962. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997. ix, 321 pp.

Barbara Barnouin and Yu Changgen, Chinese Foreign Policy during the Cultural Revolution. London: Kegan Paul (also distributed by Columbia University Press), 1998. xi, 252 pp.

Wilfred Burchett, The China-Cambodia-Vietnam Triangle. Chicago: Vanguard / London: Zed, 1981. 235 pp.

Laura M. Calkins, China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54. Routledge, 2013. xi, 181 pp.

Pao-min Chang, Beijing, Hanoi, and the Overseas Chinese. China Research Monographs, no. 24. Berkeley, CA: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1982. 71 pp.

Chen Jian, "China and the First Indochina War, 1950-54," China Quarterly no. 133 (March 1993), pp. 85-110. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Chen Jian, "China's Involvement in the Vietnam War, 1964-69," China Quarterly no. 142 (June 1995), pp. 356-87. Actually goes back well before 1964. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Chen Jian, Mao's China and the Cold War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. x, 400 pp.

King C. Chen, Vietnam and China, 1938-1954. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969. xv, 436 pp.

King Chen, "North Vietnam in the Sino-Soviet Dispute", Asian Survey 4:9 (September 1964), pp. 1023-1036. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR Asian Survey browse page.

King C. Chen, "Hanoi vs. Peking: Policies and Relations--A Survey", Asian Survey 12:9 (September 1972), pp. 806-817. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR Asian Survey browse page.

Chinese Aggression Against Vietnam: The Root of the Problem. Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1979. 62 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-33,   and pp. 34-62, and map of the 1979 Chinese invasion of Vietnam.

The Chinese Communists' Role in the War in Vietnam. Taipei: Asian People's Anti-Communist League, 1965. 59 pp.

Cold War International History Project Bulletin, Issue 16 (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center, 2008), has been placed online in chunks.

William Duiker, China and Vietnam: The Roots of Conflict. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 1986. x, 136 pp.

Zach Freedman, "'The Specter of an Expansionist China': Kennedy Administration Assessments of Chinese Intentions in Vietnam." Diplomatic History 38:1 (January 2014), pp. 111-136.

Anne Gilks, The Breakdown of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance, 1970-1979. Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, 1992. 270 pp. Contains an excess of political science theory. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

David Go, "Sino-Soviet Confrontation in Indochina." Ph.D. dissertation, Political Science, New York University, 1982. 419 pp. AAT 8227184.

Guo Ming, ed., Zhong Yue guan xi yan bian si shi nian (Forty years of Sino-Vietnamese relations).  Nanning: Guangxi Renmin, 1992.

Melvin Gurtov, The First Vietnam Crisis: Chinese Communist Strategy and United States Involvement, 1953-1954. New York: Columbia University Press, 1967. xxiv, 228 pp. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Xiaorong Han, "Spoiled Guests of Dedicated Patriots? The Chinese in North Vietnam, 1954-1978" International Journal of Asian Studies, 6:1 (2009), pp. 1-36.

James G. Hershberg and Chen Jian, "Reading and Warning the Likely Enemy: China's Signals to the United States about Vietnam in 1965." International History Review 27 (March 2005), pp. 47-84.

P.J. Honey, Communism in North Vietnam: Its Role in the Sino-Soviet Dispute.  Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 1963.  xiii, 207 pp. There was a preliminary draft, very close to the final one, that was issued in 1963 by the Center for International Studies at M.I.T. Chapter 3, Chapter 4, pp. 65-112, Chapter 4, pp. 113-130, Chapter 5, and Appendices A and B of this preliminary draft have been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Steven J. Hood, Dragons Entangled: Indochina and the China-Vietnam War. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992. xviii, 188 pp. The full text is available online to paid subscribers of Questia.

Huang Zheng, Hu Zhiming yu Zhongguo (Ho Chi Minh and China).  Beijing: Jeifang Jun, 1987. 254 pp.

Nicholas Kay-Siang Khoo, "Collateral damage: Sino-Soviet rivalry and the termination of the Sino-Vietnamese alliance (1964--1979)." Ph.D. dissertation, political science, Columbia University, 2006. iii, 384 pp. AAT 3237260.

Nicholas Khoo, "Breaking the Ring of Encirclement: The Sino-Soviet Rift and Chinese Policy toward Vietnam, 1964-1968." Journal of Cold War Studies, 12:1 (Winter 2010), pp. 3-42.

Nicholas Khoo, Collateral Damage: Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. ix, 267 pp.

Noam Kochavi, "Limited Accomodation, Perpetuated Conflict: Kennedy, China, and the Laos Crisis, 1961-1963." Diplomatic History, 26:1 (Winter 2002), pp. 95-135.

Noam Kochavi, A Conflict Perpetuated: China Policy During the Kennedy Years. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002. xxxiii, 279 pp.

Eugene K. Lawson, The Sino-Vietnamese Conflict.  New York: Praeger, 1984. ix, 321 pp.

"Le Duan and the Break with China". Cold War International History Project Bulletin, Issue 12/13 (Fall/Winter 2001), pp. 273-288. This is a document, "Comrade B on the Plot of the Reactionary Chinese Clique Against Vietnam," apparently dating from 1979, evidently either written by Le Duan, or transcribed by someone from a speech by Le Duan. In it, Le Duan tells the story of Vietnam's, and in particular his, dealings with China over the decades preceding the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War. The document had been found by Christopher Goscha in the People's Army Library in Hanoi; it has been translated by Goscha, and extensively annotated (pp. 279-288). There is also an introduction by Stein Tonneson (pp. 273-279). Full text available online.

Li Danhui, ed., Zhongguo yu Yinduzhina Zhanzheng (China and the Indochina War). Hong Kong: Tiandi tushu, 2000.

Xiaobing Li, A history of the modern Chinese Army. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2007. xvi, 413 pp. China's involvement in the First Indochina War, and in the Second Indochina War up to July 1970, when Li says all PLA troops were withdrawn from North Vietnam, in on pp. 207-226.

Long live the great friendship and militant unity between the Chinese and Vietnamese peoples! Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1971. 77 pp.

Kurt L. London, "Vietnam: A Sino-Soviet Dilemma", Russian Review, 26:1 (Jan 1967), pp. 26-37. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR Russian Review browse page.

Michael Lumbers, "The Irony of Vietnam: The Johnson Administration's Tentative Bridge Building to China, 1965-1966." Journal of Cold War Studies 6:3 (Summer 2004), pp. 68-114. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to the MIT Press Journals online archive, you can access the text directly.

Michael Lumbers, "'Staying Out of this Chinese Muddle': The Johnson Administration's Response to the Cultural Revolution." Diplomatic History, 31:2 (April 2007), pp. 259-294.

Michael Lumbers, Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: Tentative Bridge-Building to China During the Johnson Years. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2008. x, 286 pp.

Lorenz M. Luthi, The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. xvii, 375 pp.

Lorenz M. Lüthi, "The Vietnam War and China's Third-Line Defence Planning before the Cultural Revolution, 1964-1966." Journal of Cold War Studies 10:1 (Winter 2008), pp. 26-51. The program, launched late in 1964 when the PRC began seriously to worry that the Vietnam War could lead to a major war between China and the United States, to shift Chinese industry away from the coast to places less vulnerable to American attack. (See also Naughton, below.)

Lorenz M. Lüthi, "Beyond Betrayal: Beijing, Moscow, and the Paris Negotiations, 1971–1973." Journal of Cold War Studies 11:1 (Winter 2009), pp. 57-107.

Ma Jisen, The Cultural Revolution in the Foreign Ministry of China. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2004. xiv, 466 pp.

Harish C. Mehta, "Soviet Biscuit Factories and Chinese Financial Grants: North Vietnam's Economic Diplomacy in 1967 and 1968," Diplomatic History, 36:2 (April 2012), pp. 301-335. States that archival documents from Hanoi indicate that China, rather than the Soviet Union, was the largest donor of economic aid to the DRV during the Vietnam War.

Edwin E. Moise, Modern China: A History. London and New York: Longman, 1986. xvi, 256 pp. Second edition London and New York: Longman, 1994. xi, 250 pp. Third Edition London and New York: Longman, 2008. x, 281 pp.

Stephen J. Morris, The Soviet-Chinese-Vietnamese Triangle in the 1970's: The View from Moscow. Cold War International History Project Working Paper no. 25. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1999. 42 pp. Full text (PDF format) available online.

Barry Naughton, "The Third Front: Defense Industrialization in the Chinese Interior", China Quarterly, no. 115 (September 1988), pp. 351-386. The program, launched late in 1964 when the PRC began seriously to worry that the Vietnam War could lead to a major war between China and the United States, to shift Chinese industry away from the coast to places less vulnerable to American attack. (See also Lüthi, above.) If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Mari Olsen, Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China, 1949-64: Changing Alliances. London and New York: Routledge (Francis & Taylor), 2006. xx, 201 pp. This work, researched in Russian archives, looks extremely interesting.

Robert J. O'Neill, Peking-Hanoi Relations in 1970. Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1971. 30 pp. Contemporary China papers, no. 2.

Jong-Chul Park, "The China Factor in United States decision-making toward Vietnam, 1945-1965." Ph.D. dissertation, political science, University of Connecticut, 1990. xi, 330 pp. Not recommended.

John Prados, "The Chinese Military: North Vietnam's Strategic Reserve" VVA Veteran, 26:5 (September/October 2006), pp. 25-28.

Jan S. Prybyla, "Soviet and Chinese Economic Aid to North Vietnam", China Quarterly, no. 27 (July-September 1966), pp. 84-100. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Priscilla Roberts, ed., Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World Beyond Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. xviii, 559 pp.

Melissa B. Robinson and Maureen Dunn, The Search for Canasta 404: Love, Loss, and the POW/MIA Movement. Boston: Northeastern University Press/Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2006. 233 pp. Lt. Joe Dunn, USN, flying an A-H Skyraider, strayed into Chinese airspace and was shot down February 14, 1968.

Frank E. Rogers, "Sino-American Relations and the Vietnam War, 1964-66", China Quarterly, no. 66 (June 1976), pp. 293-314. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Robert A. Rupen and Robert Farrell, eds., Vietnam and the Sino-Soviet Dispute.  New York: Praeger, 1967.  120 pp.

Kuo-kang Shao, Zhou Enlai and the Foundations of Chinese Foreign Policy. New York: St. Martin's, 1996. xii, 370 pp.

Zhihua Shen and Danhui Li, After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011. xix, 351 pp.

W.R. Smyser, The Independent Vietnamese: Vietnamese Communism Between Russia and China, 1956-1969. Athens: Ohio University Press, Center for International Studies, 1980. viii, 143 pp.

Yuwu Song, Encyclopedia of Chinese-American Relations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006. v, 361 pp.

Eva-Maria Stolberg, "People's Warfare Versus Peaceful Coexistence: Vietnam and the Sino-Soviet Struggle for Ideological Supremacy." In Andreas W. Daum, Lloyd C. Gardner, and Wilfried Mausbach, eds., America, the Vietnam War, and the World (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 237-256.

Su that ve quan he Viet Nam-Trung Quoc trong 30 nam qua. Hanoi: su That, 1979. 107 pp.

Support the People of Viet Nam, Defeat U.S. Aggressors. 4 vols. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1965- . Apparently a collection of documents.

Kenneth Swope, ed., Warfare in China Since 1600. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2005. xxxv, 526 pp. The relevant essays are: Qiang Zhai, "Transplanting the Chinese Model: Chinese Military Advisers and the First Vietnam War, 1950-54"; Xiaoming Zhang, "The Vietnam War, 1954-1969: A Chinese Perspective."

Jay Taylor, China and Southeast Asia: Peking's Relations with Revolutionary Movements.  New York: Praeger, 1976.  xx, 384 pp.

The gioi len an Trung-cong xam lang Hoang-sa cua VNCH/The World Condemns the Red Chinese Aggression of the Paracel Islands of the Republic of Vietnam. Saigon: Psychological Warfare Department, General Political Warfare Department, 1974. 51 pp. Bilingual in Vietnamese in English. Many photographs. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-28 and pp. 29-51.

Daniel Tretiak, "China's Vietnam War and its Consequences", China Quarterly, no. 80 (December 1979), pp. 740-767. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access Tretiak's text (and also a comment by Eugene K Lawson directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

The Truth about Vietnam-China Relations over the Last 30 Years. Hanoi: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1979. 95 pp. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in two parts: pp. 1-48 and pp. 49-95, followed by table of contents.

Vang Pobzeb, "Sino-Lao relations in world politics since 1954: The theory and practice of peaceful coexistence." Ph.D. dissertation, History, University of Denver, 1996. xii, 385 pp. AAT 9632552. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Welcome the Signing of the Paris Agreement on Viet Nam. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1973. 37 pp.

Odd Arne Westad, Chen Jian, Stein Tonneson, Nguyen Vu Tung, and James G. Hershberg, eds., 77 Conversations between Chinese and Foreign Leaders on the Wars in Indochina, 1964-1977. Cold War International History Project Working Paper No. 22. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1998. 199 pp. Essays by the editors, pp. 8-67; texts of translated documents, pp. 68-197. Full text (PDF format) available online.

Odd Orne Westad and Sophie Quinn-Judge, eds., The Third Indochina War: Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79. New York: Routledge, 2006. viii, 242 pp. The period covered is really more like 1968 to 1979.

Allen Whiting, The Chinese Calculus of Deterrence. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1975. xxv, 299 pp. The first work I ever saw that explained the way China sent troops into the northern section of North Vietnam in 1965 to warn the US that China would fight if the US tried to invade North Vietnam.

Brantly Womack, China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xiv, 281 pp. An interpretive history of Chinese-Vietnamese relations from ancient times to the present.

Yafeng Xia, Negotiating with the Enemy: U.S.-China Talks during the Cold War, 1949-1972. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. xv, 326 pp.

Xiao Zuhou and Li Danhui, eds., Yunnan yu yuan Yue kang Mei: dang an wen xian. Beijing: Zhong yang wen xian chu ban she, 2004. 3, 7, 13, 448 pp.

Michael Yahuda, "Kremlinology and the Chinese Strategic Debate, 1965-66", China Quarterly, no. 49 (Jan-Mar 1972), pp. 32-75. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR China Quarterly browse page.

Yang Kuisong, Changes in Mao Zedong's Atitude toward the Indochina War, 1949-1973. Working Paper No. 34. Washington: Cold War International History Project, 2002. iii, 44 pp. Translated by Qiang Zhai. Full text (PDF format) available online.

Qiang Zhai, Beijing and the Vietnam Peace Talks, 1965-68: New Evidence from Chinese Sources. Cold War International History Project Working Paper No. 18. Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1997. 41 pp. The dates of the translated documents in the Appendix (pp. 26-41) actually range from 1965 to 1973. The full text is available online in PDF format, and also in HTML format (with the title listed as Beijing's Position on the Vietnam Peace Talks, 1965-68: New Evidence from Chinese Sources).

Qiang Zhai, China and the Vietnam Wars, 1950-1975. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xii, 304 pp. Foreword by John Lewis Gaddis. This is an enormously important book, vital reading for anyone concerned about the international dimensions of the war.

Qiang Zhai, "Transplanting the Chinese Model: Chinese Military Advisers and the First Vietnam War, 1950-1954." Journal of Military History, 57:4 (October 1993), pp. 689-715. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR Journal of Military History browse page.

Xiaoming Zhang, "The Vietnam War, 1964-1969: A Chinese Perspective." Journal of Military History, 60:4 (October 1997), pp. 731-762. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly or go through the JSTOR Journal of Military History browse page.

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), based at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, has recently been publishing a considerable amount of good scholarship on the Cold War, including Chinese policies toward Indochina, and English translations of documents recently released in China. Most of this material is available at CWIHP web sites.
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Republic of China

John W. Garver, The Sino-American Alliance: Nationalist China and American Cold War Strategy in Asia.  Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1997.  xiii, 312 pp.

Thomas A. Marks, Counterrevolution in China: Wang Sheng and the Kuomintang. London: Frank Cass, 1997. 352 pp. Contains information about ROC support for the RVN in the Vietnam War, but the publisher's blurb did not give me confidence in this book.

Chris Pocock with Clarence Fu, The Black Bats: CIA Spy Fights over China from Taiwan, 1951-1969. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2010. 144 pp. Chapter 8 (pp. 102-118) covers the role of ROC aerial special operations forces in the Second Indochina War.

The Vietnam War: An Oral History. Taipei, Taiwan: Military History and Translation Office, Ministry of National Defense, 2008. 386 pp. Chinese original Yue zhan yi wang.

 

Britain

Tom Abraham, The Cage. London: Bantam, 2002. 310 pp. Abraham, an Englishman who immigrated to the United States and joined the Army in 1966, did serve as an officer in the 1st Cavalry Division (apparently in the 5/7 Cavalry, though I have seen an account stating it was the 1/7 Cavalry) in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. But the central piece of his book, a story of his having been captured by the enemy during the Tet Offensive and later escaped, has been denounced convincingly as false, and there are other inaccuracies. See Jonathan Sale, Tania Branigan, and Andrew Clennell, "US Claims Briton's Vietnam Tale a Fraud," The Guardian, November 20, 2002; also an item on Joe Schlatter's web site, Tom Abraham: His Claims vs. The Facts.

Tariq Ali, Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography of the Sixties. London: Collins, 1987. viii, 280 pp. Ali, a Pakistani living in Britain, became an important figure in the anti-war movement.

Ray Clinton Barker, "In the giant's shadow: Harold Wilson and the Vietnam War, 1964--1968." Ph.D. dissertation, SUNY at Buffalo, History, 2003. 338 pp. AAT 3102344. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Eugenie Margareta Blang, "To urge common sense on the Americans: United States' relations with France, Great Britain, and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of the Vietnam War, 1961-1968. Ph.D. dissertation, College of William and Mary, 2000. 284 pp. AAT 9989342. Rather short for such a broad topic. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

Guy Bransby, Her Majesty's Vietnam Soldier. Hanley Swan, Worcs., UK: SPA Ltd., 1992. 286 pp. Reprinted by Combined Books, 1997. Bransby resigned from the British Army in 1969, joined the Royal New Zealand Artillery, and went to Vietnam as a forward observer.

George M. Brooke III, "A Matter of Will: Sir Robert Thompson, Malaya, and the Failure of American Strategy in Vietnam." Ph.D. dissertation, Georgetown University, History, 2004. viii, 391 pp. AAT 3148622. The full text is available online if you are browsing the Internet from an institution, such as Clemson University, that has a subscription to ProQuest "Dissertations and Theses: Full Text."

George Brown, In My Way. London: Gollancz, 1971/New York: St. Martin's, 1971. 299 pp. Brown was British Foreign Secretary from August 1966 to March 1968. The book includes discussion of his efforts to serve as an intermediary for peace talks between Washington and Hanoi.

Peter Busch, All the Way with JFK? Britain and Kennedy's War in Vietnam. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xii, 240 pp.

Peter Busch, "Killing the 'Vietcong': The British Advisory Mission and the Strategic Hamlet Programme," Journal of Strategic Studies, 25:1 (March 2002), pp. 135-162.

Paul Cheeseright, "Involvement without Engagement: The British Advisory Mission in South Vietnam, 16 September 1961-31 March 1965," Asian Affairs 42:2 (2012), pp. 261-75.

John Colvin, Twice Around the World: Some Memoirs of Diplomatic Life in North Vietnam and Outer Mongolia. London: Leo Cooper, 1991. 215 pp. Colvin was British Consul General in Hanoi from 1966 to late September 1967. He was very critical of the hesitancy of U.S. bombing.

John Colvin, "Hanoi in My Time", The Washington Quarterly, Spring 1981, pp. 138-54. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

J. P. Cross, OBE, First in Last Out: An Unconventional British Officer in Indo-China, 1945-76. London: Brassey's, 1992. xx, 223 pp. Cross commanded a battalion of Japanese troops against the Viet Minh in 1945-46, and was British Defence Attache in Laos from 1972 to 1976. Retired as Lt. Col.

J. P. Cross, 'A Face Like a Chicken's Backside': An Unconventinal Soldier in South East Asia, 1948-1971. Greenhill Books, 1996. 272 pp.

J. P. Cross, Jungle Warfare: Experiences and Encounters. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2008. 256 pp.

Mark Curtis, Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights Abuses. Random House, 2005. 400 pp. One section of this book argues that the British government supported and assisted the U.S. war effort in Vietnam more than has usually been believed. The publisher's publicity makes this book look pretty sensationalistic, but it still might contain useful information.

Documents relating to British Involvement in the Indo-China Conflict, 1945-1965. Cmnd. 2834. London: H.M Stationery Office, 1965. 268 pp. A 35-page narrative of British policy, and 220 pages of documents.

Sylvia Ellis, Britain, America, and the Vietnam War. Westport, CT: Praeger (Greenwood), 2004. xxi, 298 pp.

Leslie Fielding, Before the Killing Fields: Witness to Cambodia and the Vietnam War. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. 288 pp. Fielding was the British representative in Phnom Penh for three years in the mid 1960s.

Alan Glyn, Witness to Vietnam: The Containment of Communism in Southeast Asia. London: Johnson, 1968. 316 pp. Glyn, formerly a Conservative member of the British Parliament and stridently anti-Communist, went to Vietnam as a free-lance journalist in 1967.

Henry Hamilton, Phan Rang Chronicles: A British Surgeon in Vietnam, September, 1966 - May, 1968. Morrisville, NC: Lulu.com, 2007. 345 pp.

Max Hastings, Going to the Wars. Macmillan, 2000. pb London: Pan Books, 2001. xxii, 399 pp. Hastings, a British journalist (and now also a major military historian) first went to Vietnam briefly in 1970, for BBC Television and the London Evening Standard, covering the Cambodian Incursion among other things (pp. 69-94). He returned to cover Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam for a while in 1971 (pp. 97-115). He was in South Vietnam again 1974-75 (pp. 196-233). Very anti-Communist but not very pro-American. He has some interesting things to say about the nature of television journalism.

Victor S. Kaufman, Confronting Communism: U.S. and British Policies toward China. University of Missouri Press, 2001. 269 pp. Based on the author's 1998 Ph.D. dissertation at Ohio University, which covered the period 1948-1972. I have not seen this, but I expect it sheds some light on U.S. and British policies toward Vietnam.

Ian Kemp, British G.I. in Vietnam. London: Hale, 1969. 220 pp.

Raj Joy and John W. Young, eds., Ambassador to Sixties London: The Diaries of David Bruce, 1961-1969 (vol. 12 in the series History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence). Republic of Letters, 2009. 501 pp.

James McAllister and Ian Schulte, "The Limits of Influence in Vietnam: Britain, the United States and the Diem Regime, 1959-63." Small Wars and Insurgencies, 17:1 (March 2006), pp. 22-43.

Nong Van Dan, Churchill, Eden and Indo-China, 1951-1955. London and New York: Anthem Press, 2011. 390 pp.

Kevin Ruane, "Refusing to Pay the Price: British Foreign Policy and the Pursuit of Victory in Vietnam, 1952-4." The English Historical Review, vol. 110, no. 435 (Feb. 1995), pp. 70-92. If you browse the Internet through an institution that has subscribed to JSTOR, you can access the text directly.

Geoffrey D.T. Shaw, "Policemen versus Soldiers, the debate leading to MAAG Objections and Washington rejection of the Core of the British Counter Insurgency Advice." Small Wars & Insurgencies, 12:2 (Summer 2001), pp. 51-78.

T.O. Smith, Britain and the Origins of the Vietnam War: UK Policy in Indo-China, 1943-50. Houndsmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. xiii, 229 pp.

Sir Robert Thompson, Make for the Hills. London: Leo Cooper, 1989. xi, 218 pp. The subtitle on the title page is Memories of Far Eastern Wars; the subtitle on the dust jacket is The Autobiography of the World's Leading Counter Insurgency Expert. Thompson was an Englishman who (on the basis of experience in Malaya in the 1950s) advised the US on Vietnam. Feels the US approach overstressed conventional military operations. (See also doctoral dissertation by Brooke, above.)

Sir Robert Thompson, "Squaring the Error." Foreign Affairs 46 (April 1968), pp. 442-53.

Sir Robert Thompson, "On the Road to a Just Peace." Reader's Digest 96 (March 1970), pp. 68-73.

Sir Robert Thompson, No Exit from Vietnam. New York: McKay, 1969. Updated ed. New York: McKay, 1970. 224 pp.

Sir Robert Thompson, Peace is Not At Hand. London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. New York: David McKay, 1974. xv, 208 pp.

Sir Robert Thompson, "Are We Now Engaged in World War III?" Reader's Digest, November 1974. Condensed from Peace is Not at Hand (above). A rather silly piece of alarmism about the world-wide competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University.

Sir Robert Thompson, "Military Victory: Political Defeat--The Failure of U.S. Strategy in Vietnam," International Defense Review December 1974. This article (or perhaps an offprint of it) has been placed online.

Marc Tiley, "Britain, Vietnam and the Special Relationship," History Today, 63:12 (December 2013).

Mary Turnbull, "Britain and Vietnam, 1948—1955." War and Society 6:2 (September 1988).

Antonio Varsori, "Britain and US Involvement in the Vietnam War during the Kennedy Administration, 1961-63." Cold War History 3 (January 2003), pp. 83-112.

Vietnam: Background to an International Problem (Central Office of Information reference pamphlet 96). London: H.M.S.O., 1970. 72 pp.

General Sir Walter Walker, Fighting On. London: New Millenium, 1997. General Walker commanded British forces in northern Borneo from late 1962 to late 1965. I have not seen this book, but I am told that when comparing his operations against Indonesian forces with U.S. operations in Vietnam, he says that the tight political controls under which he operated did not impede his effectiveness.

William Warbey, Vietnam: The Truth. London: Merlin, 1965. 176 pp. Warbey was a Member of Parliament for the left wing of the Labour Party, and a quite radical opponent of the Vietnam War.

Harold Wilson, The Labour Government, 1964-1970: A Personal Record. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1971. xix, 836 pp. Published in the United States as A Personal Record: The Labour Government, 1964-1970.  Boston: Little, Brown, 1971.  836 pp.  Prime Minister Wilson tried to restrain the American escalation of the Vietnam War (see also above, under Barker).

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