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Former Australian PM says World War I ‘devoid of virtue’

Former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has described World War I as a war devoid of virtue that arose from the quagmire of European tribalism. The Australian newspaper reports that Keating was forthright as he delivered the Remembrance Day commemorative … Continue reading

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Jeremy Paxman slams David Cameron’s Centenary comments

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has criticised UK prime minister David Cameron for comments he made about how Britain will mark the centenary of the World War I. Cameron promised a ‘truly national commemoration’ to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Unknown New Zealand soldier to be buried at Messines

An unknown New Zealand soldier of the First World War will be buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery in Belgium on 25 February. Archeologists discovered the remains in April 2012 and were able to identify him as a New Zealander … Continue reading

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