Behind the Wire is an exhibition about Vietnam veterans, their jobs and their experiences, in their words. For three years Susan Gordon-Brown photographed and interviewed Vietnam vets from all over Australia. She asked them about their training prior to Vietnam, daily tasks on tour and life since their return to Australia. She spoke with national servicemen and regulars, soldiers of all ranks and with a variety of jobs such as: cooks, dental assistants, truck drivers, tank drivers, forward scouts, riflemen, training team members, civilian nurses and more. Much has been written about the politics and military battles and strategy but Gordon-Brown was interested in finding out about day-to-day life, how our guys coped with the situations they were put in and how they settled into life on their return to Australia.
Soft cover, 117 pages.