From: Be'eri, Hadarom, Israel
Operation Hump - 14/65 - Search and Destroy
Beginning on the 5 of November the 173rd Airborne Brigade conducts Operation Hump (14/65 Australian name for the operation) 22 kilometers northeast of Bien Hoa airbase. 1-503 Inf, 3-319 Art, 1 RAR, D/16 Arm, E/17 Cav, 1st APC Trp (RAR), 105 Fld Bty (RAR), 161 Bty RNZA take part in the operation. The unit air assaults into the area and quickly find heavy resistance from Hill 65 which is heavily fortified by what is believed to be the Viet Cong 3rd Bn, 271st PLAF Regiment. Airstrikes are called in on the hill and a fire support base is set up at Xom Cat.
But when Territories are acquired in regions where there are differences in language, customs, and laws then great good fortune and much hard work are required to hold them.
-Machiavelli, Il Principe, Book III-