[Episode 5 | 1968 : Sofia]
The family gathers to say goodbye to Michaelis as he leaves for national training. It is a time of reconciliation for Sofia and Janice.
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Saying goodbye to a loved one who is going to war is never easy. In this clip we see the family fearful for Michaelis as he leaves for his national training.
Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War secured its allegiance to the United States and showed the world that it could be an independent and strong defensive nation. In comparison to the First and Second World Wars, Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War did not have widespread support, and Australian troops were withdrawn by 1972.
Janice reminds Michaelis to take the peace-symbol badge off his slouch hat before he arrives at the military base.