Alternative Name(s): Button

'Bring the Boys Back, End Viet War' badge, alternatively known as a button, made circa 1967 - 1969. The caption indicates the badge was created as a part of the anti-Vietnam War protest movement. Australia was involved in the Vietnam War in an advisory capacity from 1962. It increased its involvement after 1965 with the commitment of troops. Australian troops were withdrawn from Vietnam by the Whitlam Labor government in 1972. Protests against the War reached their peak in Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first moratorium march in Melbourne in 1970 attracted approximately 100,000 people.The badge was acquired by the donor during his period of draft resistance and other anti-conscription activities between 1965 and 1972.

Physical Description

This is a tin-plate button, coated with a black paper and plastic cover. There is white print on the front, and a lapel pin attached to back.

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