“Only the dead have seen the end of war!” - Plato
AUSTRALIANS IN VIETNAM
“Have you forgotten yet?
Look down and swear,
By the slain of the War ...
That you will never forget!”
- Siegfried Sassoon (on the Western Front, 1917)
“What passing-bells for you who die in herds?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns!
Only the stuttering rifles’ rattled words
Can patter out your hasty orisons!”
- Wilfred Owen (on the Western Front, 1917)
Farewell to Private Chris Clark, an Australian medic who was shot in the back
by a sniper whilst attending to a wounded mate in a dry creek bed, during a Viet Cong ambush.
- 8 January 1966 (Army Public Relations).
“Death can find nothing to expose in him that is not beautiful !” - Homer