Australia reflects on 50 years since the Vietnam War

Our Vietnam War (ABC Documentary)

As Australia marks the 50th anniversary of its official withdrawal from the Vietnam War, the ABC has curated a documentary series, Our Vietnam War which will premiere on Tuesday, 15 August at 9:30pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.

The three-episode series offers an intimate and profound look at Australia's longest conflict of the 20th century, capturing the stories of veterans recounting their experiences of living and fighting in Vietnam.

Narrated by actor and writer Kate Mulvany, whose father was a Vietnam veteran, Our Vietnam War takes viewers on a journey through the eyes of those who served, exploring the battles, the protests, and the enduring impact the war had on both individuals and the nation.

The series provides a unique opportunity for viewers to gain insights into the personal stories of veterans and the broader impact of the conflict on Australia's history and identity.

In addition to the documentary, the ABC will broadcast, Australia's Vietnam 50th Anniversary on Friday 18 August, Vietnam Veterans' Day, at 10:00am. Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, CVO, MC, will present and narrate the program, paying tribute to the sacrifices of those who served in the Vietnam War.

As part of the commemorative events, a live service will be broadcast at 10:30am following the premiere of Australia's Vietnam 50th Anniversary on ABC TV, ABC NEWS channel, and ABC iview

Episodes will air every Tuesday at 9:30pm for the next three weeks and will be available on ABC iview.

To learn more about Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, visit the Anzac Portal.