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decision to send troops to Vietnam. It also states that his (Menzies) motive was to protect the South Vietnamese, which was obviously not his main reason to send troops to Vietnam. The Hobart Mercury was even more is agreement to Menzies decision. However, the difference between this article and the one in the Herald Sun was that the writer of that article in the Herald Sun was really aggressively agreeing with Menzies decision. The writer of the Hobart Mercury article however was focussing more on disagreeing with Calwell?s opinion. 6. What was the attitude of the National Times ten years later to our decision to send troops to Vietnam ? Explain why a change of view had occurred since 1965. The writer of the article in the National Times concurs that Menzies plan was a disaster.

He (the writer) uses many examples of faults committed by the Menzies government. Among these are the following facts : - The Australian government was not asked by Lyndon Johnston to commit to the war. In fact, Menzies was the one to pressure Mr. Johnston into committing America to the war. - The public was not made aware of secret troop involvement from 1962 to 1965. - The US was conducting a secret war from 1954 onwards in an effort to stamp out communism in North Vietnam There had been a massive change of view due to the obvious. Over ten years, many investigations would have been conducted to determine previously hidden / secret facts which had been hidden by the government. These would have surfaced and been published in various magazines. From here, the public would have

developed an opinion and voiced it in many different ways. 7. Explain why our understanding of events in history changes over time. Over time, events are recalled in many different ways. This can be combated by a larger amount of facts. The only way to get more accurate facts is to do more investigating. This takes an awful amount of time and manpower. This is the main reason why over time, more facts are uncovered concerning certain instances. This gives us a further insight, over time, into what really happened in a certain occurrence.