- Articles by Brian Hennessy

On PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress

Brian (Chick) Hennessy. Vietnam vet. Ex 6RAR first tour.     On PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress. My opinion only. These days we know a lot more about how a soldier’s psychological health can be affected by his military service. Combat stress reactions have been described as long ago as the conflict between Athens and Sparta [...]

The Silk Road by train

Brian Hennessy. China Australia Consult. September/October, 2015 Traversing the Silk Road by train in Central Asia. How does one condense so much ancient and modern history into one short article? A difficult task. So I will limit my observations to a traveller's general impressions rather than specific descriptions of the places visited. The Silk Road by [...]

Cambodia

Brian Hennessy. Cambodia. December, 2010 Cambodia. A place of smiles, Angkor Wat temples, and killing fields. The smiles are genuine, a reflection of natural Cambodian courtesy and honour; the temples are a cultural wonder of the world; and the killing fields a reminder of the dark side of humanity. Given certain conditions genocide can happen [...]

Laos

Brian Hennessy. Laos. October, 2010 Laos. Once a forgotten remnant of the old French empire, later an impotent neighbour as North Vietnam poured troops through its eastern provinces along the Ho Chi Minh Trail into South Vietnam. As a result of this trespass, the US Air Force dropped more bombs on this thin slice of [...]


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