Here we are, fighting alongside the so-called mightiest nation
on earth with all the firepower you could ask for—jets, B52s, tanks,
gunships, rockets, napalm, you name it—and the VC are creeping around
with a rifle each and we still can't beat the buggers! And it's getting
worse, not better.
It's 1969. The sixties
are still swinging, man is headed for the moon and surfing-mad Davey is
out to win the inaugural Newcastle Under-14 Surf Championship. But when his older brother Tom is drafted to fight in the army, the far-away war in Vietnam creates waves very close to home.
Bombing of Darwin
More bombs exploded and within seconds several ships were on fire.
Japanese planes flew so close to me that I could not only see the red
circles painted under their wings, but I could see the pilots' faces.
only took a moment. It was a moment that Tom would always remember–that
morning of 19 February 1942, when everything changed...changed from
peace to war.