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#63 Andrew Wells

Alex Lloyd interviews Vietnam veteran Andrew Wells.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Infantryman Andrew Wells volunteered to fight in Vietnam under the national serviceman scheme. He told his story to Alex Lloyd. He is the younger brother of John Wells, interviewed earlier this season by Angus Hordern.

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Panel - Australian Infantry Against the Odds

Angus Hordern hosts a panel three significant battles where Australians overcame the odds, with David Buckwalter, Michael Kelly and Peter Slack-Smith.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's panel conversation is on three significant battles in Australian military history where our forces overcame overwhelming odds, moderated by Angus Hordern. The guests include: David Buckwalter, a Vietnam War veteran, speaks on the Battle of Wau from World War II; Michael Kelly, Australian War Memorial historian and army veteran, speaks on the Battle of Kapyong from the Korean War; and Peter Slack-Smith, a Vietnam veteran, speaks about the Battle of Long Tan, from his perspective as a Delta Company soldier in that bloody engagement.

#53 Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray

Angus Hordern interviews Vietnam veterans Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with three veterans of the Vietnam War. Vic Battese, David Cronin and Bob Ray served in the Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight Vietnam. They spoke with Angus Hordern about their EMU days, serving in the war with the United States Army 135th Assault Helicopter Company.

#50 Alastair Bridges

Alex Lloyd interviews Vietnam veteran Alastair Bridges.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. This conversation is with a pilot of the Royal Australian Air Force, who flew in Vietnam. Alastair Bridges spoke to Alex Lloyd about his parents' World War II memories, his own military career, his time in Vietnam, and how those experiences have shaped his life today.

#46 John Wells

Angus Hordern interviews Vietnam veteran John Wells.

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with an artillery forward observer who served in the Vietnam War. John Wells spoke to Angus Hordern about his experiences in the war that stick with him to this day, and his reflections on the conflict.

Combat - Ep V - Life on the Sea

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Combat' continues the navy stories of the Vietnam War, until war's end in 1972.

John Lord

John Lord

David Dwyer

David Dwyer

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Vietnam - Ep III - Life on the Sea

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Life on the Sea is a special miniseries of this podcast, interviewing Royal Australian Navy veterans of the Korean and Vietnam wars. 'Vietnam' recounts veterans' experiences in the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation and the first four years of the Vietnam War.

Jim Dickson

Jim Dickson

Willie Beattie

Willie Beattie

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#23 Peter Sinclair

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair, career navy man and former Governor of New South Wales. Alex Lloyd spoke with Peter in his home about his incredible naval career, experiences with pirates and in the Vietnam War, and his public life after the military.

#18 Don Barnby Vol II

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's episode is the second instalment of the conversation with Don Barnby, an SAS trooper and Australian Federal Police officer. Don served in the Vietnam war as a special forces soldier, and at Cyprus, Bougainville and East Timor with the AFP. He has also interviewed veterans for the Australian War Memorial.

Click here to listen to Volume I, before you hear this episode.

#9 David Leafe

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Vietnam veteran David Leafe. David joined the army for a scholarship to study dentistry, and found himself in the heart of Vietnam’s jungle.

#8 Sarah Turner and Michael Wright

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with two veterans of the War on Terror, Sarah Turner and Michael Wright. Sarah and Michael served together aboard HMAS Kanimbla. They shared how battle scars travel across generations, stories of their time at sea, and the difficulties of life after service when one is trained for war - but not for peace.

#5 David Buckwalter

Life on the Line tracks down Australian war veterans and records their stories. Today's conversation is with Vietnam veteran David Buckwalter. David served in Vietnam in 1966-1967 and was a signaller in the 6th Royal Australian Regiment. 

David Buckwalter spoke again with Life on the Line about the Battle of Wau, an historical subject he is passionate about.