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Wars - Modern Era

Korean War

Length of War: 1950-1953

Numbers of Australians involved in the war: 17,000

Numbers of Australian troops who died: 339

Numbers taken prisoner: 31

Prime Ministers: Robert Menzies (Liberal) 1949-1966

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Vietnam War

Length of War: 1962-1974

Numbers of Australians involved in the war: 60,000

Numbers of Australian troops who died: 521

Numbers taken prisoner: Nil

Prime Ministers: 
Robert Menzies (Liberal) 1949-1966
Harold Holt (Liberal) 1966-1967
John McEwen (Liberal) 1967-1968
John Gorton (Liberal) 1968-1971
William McMahon (Liberal) 1971-1972
Gough Whitlam (Labor) 1972-1975

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