By Keith Newman
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WINNER OF THE 2013 major MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN historical past WINNER OF THE 2012 MANNING CLARK condominium nationwide CULTURAL AWARD counseled FOR THE FAW EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION AWARD For Australia, a brand new state with a comparatively small inhabitants, the dying of 60,000 infantrymen in the course of global warfare i used to be catastrophic.
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