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Remembering the Battle of Coral-Balmoral

Annette Earl, Kelly Lienesch and Donnas Bartley remembering the Battle of Coral-Balmoral on the 52nd anniversary of the battle that took the lives of 26 Australian soldiers. PHOTO TWH

Last Wednesday 13th May 2020 was the 52nd anniversary of the Battle of Coral-Balmoral, a battle remembered locally by Annette Earl because her brother fought in that battle.

The Battle of Coral-Balmoral was a significant yet not widely known battle of the Vietnam War.

Most people can recall the battle of Long Tan, yet the battle of Coral-Balmoral is not well-known, even though in the 26-day battle, 26 Australian lives were lost and 100 other Aussie diggers were wounded.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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