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Students carry torch of memory at Gallipoli
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Students carry torch of memory at Gallipoli

“The true soldier,” intoned Sophie Burdett, 16, “fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” Standing with her fellow students before the long wall that commemorates lost Australian soldiers at Lone Pine, once the ground of furious fighting but […]

Handmade Belt Honors WWI Soldiers
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Handmade Belt Honors WWI Soldiers

A handmade belt crafted by William Percival Ross, a fighter from the 34th battalion during the First World War, shows the dedication that the man had to his fellow brothers in arms. Ross honored his comrades by adorning the accessory with several items that belonged to those with whom he […]

Forgotten Soldiers Of WWI
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Forgotten Soldiers Of WWI

They are about 1000 now and they went to fight for their country during the First World War. However, the respect they earned in the war, they lost it after their return in the society and now they call themselves the “forgotten soldiers.” With the centenary of the First World […]

WWII Digger and family man farewelled
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WWII Digger and family man farewelled

THE funeral of the last remaining Second World War veteran in the Burringbar RSL Sub-branch, and a respected and loved member of the Crabbes Creek community, was held on Tuesday. Murwillumbah Uniting Church was full to celebrate the life of Ernest Albert Boorman, or Paddy as he was affectionately known, […]

Remembering Aboriginals who fought for Australia in WWI
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Remembering Aboriginals who fought for Australia in WWI

In the 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, Australia has been most enthusiastic when it comes to the collective act of remembrance for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But it is often overlooked that among the 420,000 Australians who participated in that […]

Now UK Culture Secretary Miller is called an idiot for ignoring WWI role of Anzacs
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Now UK Culture Secretary Miller is called an idiot for ignoring WWI role of Anzacs

The British Allies are said to be left for the last moments of the centenary in a series of rows. Now Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been called an ‘idiot’ for ignoring these British allied troops during the commemoration of World War I. Allies of Education Secretary Michael Gove are […]

TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers’ defence
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TV presenter Neil Oliver comes to WWI Diggers’ defence

History presenter Neil Oliver’s television series The Australian War Memorial won’t be embracing former prime minister Paul Keating’s belief that World War I Diggers were ”cannon fodder dragooned en masse” into the war with ”little or no choice”. Speaking in Canberra on Remembrance Day, Mr Keating said World War I […]

Aussies’ link to WWI fighter pilot the Red Baron
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Aussies’ link to WWI fighter pilot the Red Baron

A PIECE of the Red Baron’s crashed plane was sent home by a Victorian ANZAC who was a member of one of the first ambulance crews on the scene in 1918. Claud Harris and his mate Cuthbert Urwin, members of the 10th Field Ambulance Third Division, were among the first […]

Vietnam vet & war author Don Tate refuses to stop shining a light on what he claims is one of Australia’s biggest wartime cover-ups
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Vietnam vet & war author Don Tate refuses to stop shining a light on what he claims is one of Australia’s biggest wartime cover-ups

HE’S COPPED bashings and death threats, but Vietnam veteran and war author Don Tate refuses to stop shining a light on what he claims is one of Australia’s biggest wartime cover-ups. As a young soldier in 1969, Tate said he witnessed atrocities which included parading dead Viet Cong through a […]

The Owen Machine Carbine
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The Owen Machine Carbine

The Owen Gun, which was known officially as the Owen Machine Carbine, was an Australian submachine gun designed by Evelyn (Evo) Owen in 1939. The Owen was the only Australian-designed and main service submachine gun of World War II and was used by the Australian Army from 1943 until the […]

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