|Remember we are here
only to help; we make no demands
and seek no special treatment.
||Try to understand the
people, their way of life, customs
||Learn the simple
greetings of the Vietnamese
language and use them frequently.
people,particularly women with
respect and courtesy.
attention by rude behaviour or
||Avoid separating us
from the Vietnamese by a display of
great wealth or privilege.
||Make friends among
the soldiers and people of Vietnam.
||Remember, decency and
honesty are the signs of a man and
a soldier; bad manners are the sign
of a fool.
||Above all remember
you are an Australian, by your
actions our country is
judged. Set an example of
sincerity and fair play in all your
dealings with Vietnamese and with
other people who are assisting
FORCES IN VIETNAM
We as a
military force and as individuals, are in this
country to help the Vietnamese Government and
People to win their long and courageous fight
against the Communists. The product of
victory is a democratic State with stable
government and contented people. The
Communists will use any weapon to discredit the
Government and countries, like ours, in the eyes
of the Vietnamese people. Don't let your
behaviour be a propaganda weapon which helps in
any way to destroy Vietnam. Here are nine
simple rules for conduct whilst in Vietnam.
- 1 to each member of the Australian Army
Force VIET NAM