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 Terry Burstall

Terry Burstall

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Terry Burstall has worked as a horsebreaker, drover, farmhand, rodeo rider and builder’s labourer. In July 1965 he enlisted in the army and was posted to Vietnam, taking part in the critical Battle of Long Tan. He completed his tour of duty in 1967, and after leaving the army in 1968, spent three years in New Guinea managing a plantation. His best-selling account of a soldier’s, Vietnam, The Soldier’s Story, was published in 1986, followed by A Soldier Returns in 1990. Terry Burstall completed his doctorate at Griffith University in 1991 and now works as a freelance writer and historian in Brisbane. His most recent publications with UQP are Vietnam: The Australia Dilemma (1993) and The Soldier\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Story: the Battle at Xa Long Tan, Vietnam (1998), which combines the two volumes of his popular memoirs.