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Grey Ghosts

New Zealand Vietnam Vets Talk about Their War
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"We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there..." The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldiering, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.

Used availability for Deborah Challinor's Grey Ghosts

Paperback Editions

April 2009 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: Grey Ghosts
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-86950-771-1 / 978-1-86950-771-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
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January 1998 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: Grey ghosts: New Zealand Vietnam vets talk about their war
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-86958-658-1 / 978-1-86958-658-4 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Hodder Moa Beckett
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Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Grey Ghosts
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperCollins
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