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Susan Butler talks about war words

In a series of blog posts, Susan Butler will explore Australian history by looking at words related to and used in war. A in-depth discussion on Australian war and military words, these articles are not to be missed.


Already available: 

From the Editor | A history of the Anzac name

From the Editor | Naming Gallipoli

From the Editor | Diggers and Mateship

From the Editor | Black humour in war

From the Editor | Army life

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