Between the Battles

Between the Battles When a young Australian girl travels to the Viet Nam war to work as a secretary she has no idea how to begin to become accustomed to living in a warzone with others like herself Few in number and fi

  • Title: Between the Battles
  • Author: Helen Nolan
  • ISBN: 9781740761253
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a young Australian girl travels to the Viet Nam war to work as a secretary, she has no idea how to begin to become accustomed to living in a warzone with others like herself Few in number, and fitting into no category neither military nor medical, neither local nationals nor U.S citizens rules and regulations do not seem to apply to these women working in a warzonWhen a young Australian girl travels to the Viet Nam war to work as a secretary, she has no idea how to begin to become accustomed to living in a warzone with others like herself Few in number, and fitting into no category neither military nor medical, neither local nationals nor U.S citizens rules and regulations do not seem to apply to these women working in a warzone.

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    • Rebecca says:

      A story entailing a role of Australian civilian women in Vietnam that is not widely know or recognised. It details life of these women in Vietnam in the 1960s, focusing on Helen and her adventures, her friendships and her life in Saigon. The characters draw you in and engrosses you in a era that we hear so much about but don't really know too much of.

    • Leslie says:

      I was shocked by the Aussie author's flagrant amorality but fascinated by her impressions of life in Vietnam during the war while employed by the US, as well as her survival skills under unthinkable duress. Talk about a lack of Occupational Health and Safety standards on a job! Reading about so much boozing, gambling, sleeping around and constant partying soon became tedious but it was a glimpse into a world I never realised existed. The book is labeled as fiction but is probably really a memoir [...]

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