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Big Fights on Old Questions

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On November 1, 2008
How important is Gallipoli to Australian identity? A row has erupted between Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd and his Labor predecessor Paul Keating over the importance of Gallipoli, a WWI battle site in Turkey. Mr Keating dismissed as “nonsense” the view that a new Australian identity was forged in 1915 at Gallipoli, where 300,000 troops were […]

Great War Memories

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On May 29, 2008

John Quiggin, riffing off this Edward Lengel column, suggests that the respective experiences of Europe and the United States in World War I may explain cultural differences on the use of force: In an

WWI Vets

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On March 15, 2008

Heading off to that Great Trench War in the Sky: The last living man known to have served in the French army during the “war to end all wars” — he was an Italian teenager who joined the Foreign

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