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View from the horseshoe near the village of Dat Do View From the Horseshoe Near Dat Do. Wet Season 1969.

The Horseshoe was an extinct volcano measuring some 30 metres high and 550 metres across. It was situated approximately half way between Nui Dat and the coast and was an excellent observation post for sighting VC and NVA approaching from the east. The Horseshoe was also particularly well situated to prevent enemy movement from Long Tan into the large village of Dat Do.

It was manned by a rifle company and a troop of field artillery and sometimes a troop of tanks.

 

 

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