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Starlight - An Australian army doctor in Vietnam
Starlight - An Australian army doctor in Vietnam

Starlight - An Australian army doctor in Vietnam$33.00 AUD

Starlight - an Australian army doctor in Vietnam
by Dr Tony White AM

The duties and life of a frontline Australian doctor in the Vietnam War. STARLIGHT was the radio call sign for army doctors and medics.

'For those who were there, this book will surely refresh memories, good and bad, of those days of conflict. For those who weren't there, Tony White has painted the scenes skilfully with his letters home from the warfront, and connecting stories.'

Vivid recollections of author's 12 month tour of duty as a frontline doctor in difficult territory. Born in Australia, reared in Kenya, and educated in England and Australia, he graduated in medicine from Sydney University. He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his service in Vietnam. Back in civilian life, he practised as a dermatologist in Sydney with a special interest in remote area work, including the Pacific Islands, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He was made a member of The Order of Australia in 2009.

Hard cover, section sewn, colour plates

ISBN 987 1 876344 689

Foreword by Major General W.B. Digger James AC MBE MC MBBS (Syd)

Vietnam was Australia’s longest and most controversial war. This book vividly recalls the Author’s 12 month tour of duty as a frontline doctor in difficult territory. 
Starlight was the radio call sign for army doctors and medics.
 For those who were there, this book will surely refresh memories, good and bad, of those days of conflict. For those who weren’t there, Tony White has painted the scenes skilfully with his letters home from the warfront, and connecting stories.
 I commend strongly his story to all as an outstanding account of the duties and life of a frontline Australian doctor in the Vietnam War.
Major General WB Digger James AC MBE MC MBBS
When I think of the solid service, patient endurance, steady courage in the face of danger and the basic decency and dependability of the ordinary Australian soldier, I’m intensely proud to have ‘been there and done that’ in such company.



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