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Northern Daily Leader
Fallen soldier celebratedman killed 50 years ago speaks volumes, a friend says. Tribute: The Last Post
Fallen soldier celebrated
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 2 days ago
man killed 50 years ago speaks volumes, a friend says. Tribute: The Last Post ceremony in honour of Gordon Sharp at the Australian War Memorial. Photo: Steve Keough A national ceremony and private dinner in honour of the late Gordon Sharp were... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Governor-General’s speech at the State Farewell LuncheonHon Sir Peter Cosgrove, at Pukeahu for the Dawn Service in Wellington, and late
Governor-General’s speech at the State Farewell Luncheon
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 4 days ago
Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove, at Pukeahu for the Dawn Service in Wellington, and later that day for the evening service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.The Office of Governor-General is one that can create opportunities. There are three that... Read more
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The North West Star
Spirit of Anzac Experience hitting TownsvilleThe Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience – the largest free travelling exhibiti
Spirit of Anzac Experience hitting Townsville
The North West Star / Posted 4 days ago
The Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience – the largest free travelling exhibition ever featured by the Australian War Memorial - will be on display at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre from September 2-11. Driven by more than 200... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles rememberedspace towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the nex
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles remembered
Daily Liberal / Posted 6 days ago
space towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the next day the Battle of Fromelles was over. The Australian War Memorial calls it “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. “Practically all my best officers are... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles rememberedspace towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the nex
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles remembered
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 6 days ago
space towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the next day the Battle of Fromelles was over. The Australian War Memorial calls it “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. “Practically all my best officers are... Read more
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The Young Witness
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles rememberedspace towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the nex
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles remembered
The Young Witness / Posted 6 days ago
space towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the next day the Battle of Fromelles was over. The Australian War Memorial calls it “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. “Practically all my best officers are... Read more
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Western Advocate
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles rememberedspace towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the nex
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles remembered
Western Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
space towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the next day the Battle of Fromelles was over. The Australian War Memorial calls it “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. “Practically all my best officers are... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles rememberedspace towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the nex
Finding Private Harry: Fromelles remembered
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
space towards the German line. It was 400 yards. Harry made it. By 8am the next day the Battle of Fromelles was over. The Australian War Memorial calls it “the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history”. “Practically all my best officers are... Read more
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Calcutta News
Lay wreaths but carry no banners: Vietnam tells Australian veterans after allowing restricted access to Battle Tan siteXuan Phuc on behalf of the veterans. Meanwhile, commemorations were on in Aust
Lay wreaths but carry no banners: Vietnam tells Australian veterans after allowing restricted access to Battle Tan site
Calcutta News / Posted 9 days ago
Xuan Phuc on behalf of the veterans. Meanwhile, commemorations were on in Australia too, where hundreds gathered in the Australian War Memorial to mark the anniversary of the battle. In Perth, a remembrance ceremony was held in honor of those... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Vietnam and moratorium marches: the war that defined a generationZetlin has interviewed more than 100 anti-war activists and donated the lot to
Vietnam and moratorium marches: the war that defined a generation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
Zetlin has interviewed more than 100 anti-war activists and donated the lot to a seemingly unlikely place — the Australian War Memorial. "Of all the groups and museums that we approached, they were the most enthusiastic," he... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Brings a tear to the eye': Australians remember the Battle of Long Taninvolvement in the conflict. Hundreds, including many veterans, turned out to
'Brings a tear to the eye': Australians remember the Battle of Long Tan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
involvement in the conflict. Hundreds, including many veterans, turned out to an early-morning stand-to service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where the names of the 521 Australians killed in the Vietnam War were projected onto the... Read more
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Canberra Times
Two B-52s fly over for Vietnam veterans Long Tan ceremony at Australian War MemorialAndersen Air Force Base on Guam to take part in the commemoration of the 50th a
Two B-52s fly over for Vietnam veterans Long Tan ceremony at Australian War Memorial
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to take part in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan at the Australian War Memorial. Vietnam era USAF B-52 Bombers fly over Canberra to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle... Read more
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Business Standard India
Vietnam lifts ban on Australian commemoration of 1966 battleenemy troops. Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered in the Australi
Vietnam lifts ban on Australian commemoration of 1966 battle
Business Standard India / Posted 10 days ago
enemy troops. Hundreds of veterans and their families gathered in the Australian capital to mark the anniversary at the Australian War Memorial. Australia deployed more than 60,000 military personnel to Vietnam between 1962 and 1973, of whom... Read more
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International Business Times
Australians get restricted access from Vietnam to mark 50th anniversary of Long Tan battlealong with politician William Richard "Bill" Shorten and hundreds of war vetera
Australians get restricted access from Vietnam to mark 50th anniversary of Long Tan battle
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
along with politician William Richard "Bill" Shorten and hundreds of war veterans and their families gathered at the Australian War Memorial in the capital city of Canberra on Thursday (18 August) to remember the martyrs of the war. The... Read more
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WA Today
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemorationSmith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the bat
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemoration
WA Today / Posted 10 days ago
Smith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Photo: Australian War Memorial The battle during a tropical downpour saw the Australians outnumbered by at least 10 to one. "It... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Veterans mark Long Tan in Canberraso close to our own people,' he told AAP. He was moved to tears on Thursday as
Veterans mark Long Tan in Canberra
Sky News Australia / Posted 10 days ago
so close to our own people,' he told AAP. He was moved to tears on Thursday as he joined hundreds of other veterans at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam... Read more
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The Age
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemorationSmith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the bat
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemoration
The Age / Posted 10 days ago
Smith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Photo: Australian War Memorial The battle during a tropical downpour saw the Australians outnumbered by at least 10 to one. "It... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemorationSmith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the bat
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemoration
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Smith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Photo: Australian War Memorial The battle during a tropical downpour saw the Australians outnumbered by at least 10 to one. "It... Read more
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Canberra Times
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemorationSmith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the bat
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemoration
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
Smith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Photo: Australian War Memorial The battle during a tropical downpour saw the Australians outnumbered by at least 10 to one. "It... Read more
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Brisbane Times
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemorationSmith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the bat
The real reason Vietnam objected to the Long Tan commemoration
Brisbane Times / Posted 10 days ago
Smith of Brisbane, Queensland briefing foreign press representatives on the battle of Long Tan in 1966 in Vietnam. Photo: Australian War Memorial The battle during a tropical downpour saw the Australians outnumbered by at least 10 to one. "It... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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The Young Witness
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
The Young Witness / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Western Advocate
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Western Advocate / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Kiama Independent / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Manning River Times
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Manning River Times / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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The North West Star
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
The North West Star / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Daily Liberal / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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The Border Mail
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
The Border Mail / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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The Courier
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has l
Vietnam gives ground on Long Tan commemoration after last-minute 'high-level consultations'
The Courier / Posted 10 days ago
the ground would be very respectful. Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has led Long Tan commemorations at the Canberra's Australian War Memorial on Thursday morning, with Mr Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten paying their... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hundreds gather at War Memorial to remember Long TanLong Tan anniversary: Hundreds gather at Australian War Memorial in Canberra to
Hundreds gather at War Memorial to remember Long Tan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
Long Tan anniversary: Hundreds gather at Australian War Memorial in Canberra to remember Hundreds of people have turned out to commemorate the battle of Long Tan with a service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In the lead-up to the... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
Daily Examiner / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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Northern Star
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
Northern Star / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
The Daily Mercury / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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Queensland Times
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
Queensland Times / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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News Mail
Battle of Long Tan timelineDat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Batt
Battle of Long Tan timeline
News Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Dat. 10.30am: The choppers carrying the concert party arrive at Nui Dat. Battle of Long Tan video: Archive video from the Australian War memorial about the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam War 10.35am: B Company report that they have found enemy pits... Read more
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Canberra Times
Long Tan's Armoured Personnel Carrier relief force fought their way to the finishfriends and comrades, both living and dead, when thousands of Vietnam veterans
Long Tan's Armoured Personnel Carrier relief force fought their way to the finish
Canberra Times / Posted 10 days ago
friends and comrades, both living and dead, when thousands of Vietnam veterans from around the country converge on the Australian War Memorial. "I'm laying a wreath," he said. "I've got photographs of the APC fellows who were killed [in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Vietnam Veterans honoured at Last Post ceremony in Canberra More than 100 Vietnam War veterans gathered at the Australian War
Vietnam Veterans honoured at Last Post ceremony
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
in Canberra More than 100 Vietnam War veterans gathered at the Australian War Memorial (AWM) in Canberra for a special commemoration ceremony ahead of tomorrow's Vietnam Veterans Day. As the sun set... Read more
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Canberra Times
Long Tan 50th anniversary: Guide to events, parking at Australian War Memorialservice similar to an Anzac dawn service and a national service are just some o
Long Tan 50th anniversary: Guide to events, parking at Australian War Memorial
Canberra Times / Posted 11 days ago
service similar to an Anzac dawn service and a national service are just some of the events to be held at and around the Australian War Memorial to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan on Thursday. John Schumann is to perform I... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Long Tan lives with you': Veterans head back to Vietnam battlefieldlife' Photo: A Mentioned in Despatches rosette is pinned to the Vietnam Servic
'Long Tan lives with you': Veterans head back to Vietnam battlefield
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
life' Photo: A Mentioned in Despatches rosette is pinned to the Vietnam Service Medal of Private William Akell. (Supplied: Australian War Memorial) This is not the first time Mr Sabben and Mr Akell have returned to Vietnam. Based on Mr Akell's... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
The Ultimate Price: Can Military Sacrifice Trump Race? – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethicsthe U.S. debate, as it does the remembrance of military service in Australia.
The Ultimate Price: Can Military Sacrifice Trump Race? – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
the U.S. debate, as it does the remembrance of military service in Australia. Take the ANZAC cult in Australia. The Australian War Memorial in Canberra states its purpose as commemorating "the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in... Read more
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Herald Sun
Crisis meeting over veteran suicidesduring 13 years of Afghanistan war. Soldier On has invited the RSL, Legacy, Ma
Crisis meeting over veteran suicides
Herald Sun / Posted 12 days ago
during 13 years of Afghanistan war. Soldier On has invited the RSL, Legacy, Mates4Mates and Defence Care to Canberra where Australian War Memorial director and former Opposition leader Dr Brendan Nelson will host the gathering on Friday, September... Read more
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The Age
My father and Adolf Hitlerwhich was painted at Gallipoli in 1919. The nature of warfare changed between t
My father and Adolf Hitler
The Age / Posted 14 days ago
which was painted at Gallipoli in 1919. The nature of warfare changed between the First and Second World Wars. Photo: Australian War Memorial It was only later, when he became fully aware of the concentration camps and carpet-bombing... Read more
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Adelaide Now
We must do better for our heroesall of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds.
We must do better for our heroes
Adelaide Now / Posted 14 days ago
all of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds. But former Federal Opposition leader and Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson said it was “absolutely essential” we tell their stories. “From the time of... Read more
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Perth Now
We must do better for our heroesall of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds.
We must do better for our heroes
Perth Now / Posted 14 days ago
all of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds. But former Federal Opposition leader and Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson said it was “absolutely essential” we tell their stories. “From the time of... Read more
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Herald Sun
We must do better for our heroesall of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds.
We must do better for our heroes
Herald Sun / Posted 14 days ago
all of my other media engagements combined,” he wrote in his book Exit Wounds. But former Federal Opposition leader and Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson said it was “absolutely essential” we tell their stories. “From the time of... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Army modernises ceremonial uniforms in recognition of Anzac centenarybetter fit around the shoulders and tailored for both women and men." The head
Army modernises ceremonial uniforms in recognition of Anzac centenary
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
better fit around the shoulders and tailored for both women and men." The head of military heraldry and technology at the Australian War Memorial, Nick Fletcher, said while the new darker brown dress uniform was closer to what the original... Read more
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