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Trailer For Aussie War Movie About The Battle Of Long Tan Looks Epic

Trailer For Aussie War Movie About The Battle Of Long Tan Looks Epic

The Battle of Long Tan was an incredibly brutal, bloody and intense affair between Aussie, Kiwi and American forces and the Vietnamese and Viet Cong.

It took place in a rubber plantation during the Vietnam War with more than 40 Aussies being killed or injured.

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The battle has been turned into a movie titled Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan and the trailer has just dropped. It looks nothing short of epic.

The official synopsis reads: "Late afternoon August 18, 1966 South Vietnam - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers.

"With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault, each man begins to search for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage."

This looks set to rival some of the other brilliant Aussie war movies like Gallipoli, Beneath Hill 60 and The Lighthorsemen.

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It'll star Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Alex England, Daniel Webber, Richard Roxburgh, Nicholas Hamilton and Anthony Hayes.

Credit: Transmission Films
Credit: Transmission Films

People viewing the trailer seem to be pretty excited for the film, with one person said: "I was waiting for another good Vietnam film. And one about the ANZACs! Brilliant!"

Another wrote: "What an amazing piece of our history which often goes unnoticed. It will be great for the younger generation (actually all generations) to see this. It looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it."

The film has been a long time in the making, according to IMDb, with pre-production commencing back in 2008. The script was eventually finished in 2014.

It will also include up to 200 Aussies with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan as extras.

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan will be released on August 8.

Featured Image Credit: Transmission Films

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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