Stories about Compassion

Journey of Remembrance – The Colours of SA’s Reserve Army Units on the Western Front

Nine South Australians are preparing to pay their respects to those who fought and died on the Western Front during World War I, by accompanying the traditional Colours of their […]

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75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete

On 20 May, this year, seventy five years after the start of the Battle of Crete, we pause to remember one of the most fiercely fought battles of World War […]

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Think Piece: Do Mention the War! A German Perspective

If one had asked the ordinary German what he or she knew about the First World War some years ago, most would have stated that it must have existed, as […]

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Think Piece: Our WWII Servicewomen

  In WWII, some 70,000 Australian women served in eight women-specific Services, in the Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) and as Voluntary Aides (VA’s) in Detachments of Red Cross volunteers. […]

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Think Piece: We must find a way to lasting peace

Baron Carl von Clausewitz (1780-1831) was a Prussian General and military theorist who stressed the “moral” and political aspects of war. In his best known work, On War, he said, […]

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Think Piece: Why so many ancillary ex-service organisations?

I find it interesting that over the last two decades or so the number of ex-service organisations has increased significantly.  So too, has their self-determined roles and responsibilities, operating as they […]

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Think Piece – Our Remarkable Silent Anzacs

On 22 April 2015, I had the privilege of representing the President and Members of the Submarine Association of Australia at a memorial service for HMAS AE2. The service took […]

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The Last Post Ceremony – Australian War Memorial

Nothing evokes more emotion and reverence than sounding of The Last Post. In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. […]

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Think Piece – Can you give me any information concerning my son?

So wrote Mrs Emily Eliza Hanrahan from Port Augusta, to the South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau in October, 1918. She was seeking information about her son, Edward Hanrahan of […]

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US WWII veteran to reunite with wartime girlfriend in Adelaide

A US World War II veteran will travel to Australia to reunite with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports that 93-year-old Norwood Thomas will […]

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