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Honour the ANZACs by not repeating the folly

[Published 18 April in the Braidwood Times and Goulburn Post. Others pending?]

Nothing that follows is to dishonour the bravery and sacrifice of the young Australians who suffered and died in World War I.

However if we are to avoid repeating such disasters we need a larger and clearer perspective than we have been getting from much of the commentary, official and unofficial, marking the centenary of the war.

The Australian nation was not forged at Gallipoli or any other foreign battlefield. There was already a vigorous nation by 1913.

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