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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Tiger Man of Vietnam
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'The Vietnamese hilltribes made him a demi-god. The CIA wanted to kill him. This is the remarkable true story of Australian war hero Barry Petersen. In 1963, 28-year-old Australian Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training Team, two years before the first official Australian troops arrived.

Seconded to the CIA, he was sent to the remote Central Highlands to build an anti-communist guerrilla force among the indigenous Montagnard people. He was sent off with bagloads of cash and a vague instruction to 'get to know the natives'. Petersen took over the running of the paramilitary force that had been started by the local police chief and started to earn the Montagnards respect. He lived drank and ate with the Montagnards, learned their language and respected their skills. The Vietcong dubbed Petersen's force "Tiger Men". When Petersen he heard this, he had special badges made for their berets and supplied tiger print uniforms. The Montagnards loved Petersen and flocked to join his force but the CIA were worried. They thought he was out of control and too close to the Montagnard people...' Source: www.hha.com.au/ (Sighted 06/10/2009).

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2009 .
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      Extent: xi, 356 p., [16] p. of plates,p.
      Description: illus., ports., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes Endnotes and a timeline of conflict.
      • Includes index.
      • Bibliography: p. 337-340.
      ISBN: 9780733623660 (pbk.)
      Series: Number in series: QU

Works about this Work

Cracking Tale of Lawrence of the Highlands Nicole Trian , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 December 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Soldier's Mysteries Still Unresolved Michael McKernan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Off the Shelf: Biography Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Beyond Myth Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; Bomber : From Vietnam to Hell and Back Tony Bower-Miles , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Non-Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 October 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 October - 1 November 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Beyond Myth Paul Ham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front H. G. Hartnett , 2009 single work autobiography ; Letters Home : To Mother from Gallipoli and Beyond : Diaries and Letters of Sapper Hubert Anthony Hubert Anthony , 2009 single work correspondence ; Bomber : From Vietnam to Hell and Back Tony Bower-Miles , 2009 single work autobiography ; The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Off the Shelf: Biography Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 November 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Soldier's Mysteries Still Unresolved Michael McKernan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 December 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of The Tiger Man of Vietnam Frank Walker , 2009 single work biography
Last amended 19 May 2016 12:27:46
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    Vietnam,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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