By Terence O'Connell, from the book by Siobhan McHugh
If history is told by the victors, the story of war is usually told by the blokes. Now, it's the ladies' turn. Nearly a thousand Australian women had a part in the Vietnam War, as entertainers, typists, consular staff and army nurses. The one thing they have in common is that their lives were changed forever.
Minefields and Miniskirts relays the voices of those who were there, and is full of surprises. The pain of war is here, but be prepared to laugh; these are the voices of ordinary women revealing how they survived a war and discovered what they believe in.