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Thread #22972   Message #1000073
Posted By: Bob Bolton
11-Aug-03 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Greensleeves - parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Parody of Greensleeves
G'day Nigel Parsons,

I'm intrigued by your dating of:

"Nov 14-16 1965: First major military engagement between U.S. & N.Vietnam troops".

By early 1963, Australia was conscripting her 18-year-olds (safely 3 years too young to vote). I know this well, as I was in "The Lottery" (birthdates were drawn from a barrel ... and all born on those dates conscripted) in the latter part of 1963. The nearest I can find to a reference book, here at work (The Macquarie Dictionary), has:

"Vietnam War, ... a war, 1959 - 75, between the Vietcong ... and the South Vietnamese Governament ...". The suppoprt of the North Vietnamese may well have started 6 years later ... but the war didn't.

Regards,

Bob Bolton