Role of Women in the Vietnam War
By Rachael and Laura

Please click on this picture to go to a very informative site about the women Nurse's opinions of vietnam.
Please click on this picture to go to a very informative site about the women Nurse's opinions of vietnam.


During the Vietnam War some women on the homefront looked after children and families and ran the household. Others were actively involved as entertainers, typists, consular staff, secretaries and army nurses. There was about 210 nurses that travelled to Vietnam to help the injured soliders. Many women supported the Vietnam War but some others joined an antiwar movement and disagreed with the war.



This is a movie about Women in Vietnam, although it is not solely Australian it gives you and idea of what it would be like.



ENTERTAINERS

Lorrae Desmond performs in front of hundreds of Australia soldiers at Nui Dat in September 1969. She was very popular in front of the troops. Desmond made five trips to Vietnam
Lorrae Desmond performs in front of hundreds of Australia soldiers at Nui Dat in September 1969. She was very popular in front of the troops. Desmond made five trips to Vietnam


Many entertainers came to Vietnam to lighten the spirits of our soldiers.
Many famous and also less known artists committed to volunteer in South Vietnam. The entertainers had to perform in a hot and humid climate, performing 3 shows up to and hour long each day. It was tough job, but important to the troops.
Although the army provided security for the entertainers, one of the Australian perfomers was short in the chest.

This information comes from Australia and the Vietnam War, specifically about entertaining the troops.




This website, Australian nurses in Vietnamis an Australian Government website showing a brief history of roles of women in wartime.
http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/womeninwartime/