WW1 Centenary: ANZACS – Remembering We Forget?

January 16, 2014

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ANZACS – Definitely not forgotten

WW1 Centenary

The ‘battle of the Great War’ continues this week with the news that the British government intend to snub the sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) troops in the First World War by focussing UK based efforts on so-called ‘New Commonwealth Nations’. An Australian newspaper reported:

“British government sources have confirmed internal briefings on WWI commemorations have not mentioned Australia or New Zealand once, instead staff from departments and cabinet offices have been briefed to concentrate on other British Empire contributions by soldiers from countries such as Nigeria and other dominions in West Africa, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The  ‘new Commonwealth’ is a British term to describe predominantly non-white and developing decolonised countries and is often used in debates on immigration.”

Curiously the same article ended with the statement:

“Australia’s Department of Veterans Affairs and the Australian High Commission in London are planning a series of Australian-specific events in…

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