This comes from a blog passed to me by an American friend. It follows upon a very moving poem that claims to be known to many Australians. That is at http://mikegulf.blogspot.com/2007/01/i-was-only-nineteen.html and deserves reading in itâs entirity. The Australians were heavily into the Vietnam operation to an extent we Brits may not fully appreciate. Their participation then can well form the basis for a course of conduct now.