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40 anos depois …

April 25, 2014

Acabei de encontrar um texto interessante sobre australianos que lutaram na Primeira Guerra Mundial  e que se aplica, mutatis mutandis, ao dia de hoje:

If we cast the Anzacs, the returned and the fallen alike, as fundamentally different from us, then it’s impossible to even try to appreciate what they went through. If we turn them into purely mythic figures, then Anzac Day becomes merely an exercise in flag waving, a day for platitudes about freedom and sacrifice.

What my great grandfather’s diary taught me about war and Gallipoli

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