Over sexed, over paid and over here … again? Americans on R&R in Vietnam-era Sydney

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Dixon, Chris and Piccini, Jon. (2022). Over sexed, over paid and over here … again? Americans on R&R in Vietnam-era Sydney. Australian Historical Studies. pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2022.2032225
AuthorsDixon, Chris and Piccini, Jon
Abstract

Between 1967 and 1971, 280,000 US military personnel visited Sydney on ‘Rest and Recreation’ (R&R) leave from the conflict in Vietnam. During the period in which the R&R program was being negotiated, Australian authorities, along with correspondents to daily newspapers, worried that the presence of large numbers of ‘cashed-up’ Americans would see the public repudiate the R&R scheme, the war and the relationship with the United States. These concerns proved largely unfounded as a majority of Australians welcomed the visiting Americans as both the human face of an alliance deemed critical to the nation’s security and a return of a ‘long lost friend’ from World War II.

Year2022
JournalAustralian Historical Studies
Journal citationpp. 1-19
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1031-461X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2022.2032225
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