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The Battle of Nui Le was the last major enemy engagement by Australian troops in Vietnam. The five soldiers killed in action there were the last Australian soldiers to die in combat in Vietnam. For their bravery under fire, seven Australians were recognised with awards. Operation Ivanhoe concluded on 2 October. The following month, Nui Dat base was handed to the South Vietnamese and by December nearly all Australian troops had left Phuoc Tuy Province.


2021 50th Anniversary Of Operation Ivanhoe 50c

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of ‘Operation Ivanhoe’ and the Battle of Nui Le the Royal Australian Mint released this 50c with the coin’s reverse featuring Australian soldiers embarking on an Iroquois helicopter, exploding napalm and a US F4 Phantom.

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The Battle of Nui Le was the last major enemy engagement by Australian troops in Vietnam. The five soldiers killed in action there were the last Australian soldiers to die in combat in Vietnam. For their bravery under fire, seven Australians were recognised with awards. Operation Ivanhoe concluded on 2 October. The following month, Nui Dat base was handed to the South Vietnamese and by December nearly all Australian troops had left Phuoc Tuy Province.