Across Australia new stories of military service and sacrifice are being told, old stories retold and lesser known stories shared with new audiences for the very first time.
As part of a ‘Think Piece’ discussion series, the experiences of South Australian servicemen and women, their families and their communities are being told from the different perspectives of veterans, defence personnel, military historians, authors, academics, educators, journalists, eminent South Australians and others.
The Government of South Australia’s Think Piece series has generated more than 20 insightful discussion articles since launching in April 2015. Topics have included ‘Who do you remember on Anzac Day?’ by Lt Col David McCammon; ‘Women need not apply’ by Dr Susan Neuhaus; and ‘Before the Poppy: Violets for Remembrance’ by Christeen Schoepf.
The most recent Think Piece, ‘Every corner of the globe’ by Steve Larkins, discusses the important role South Australians have played in international peacekeeping operations.
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