Australia brought home its Unknown Soldier in 1993, but long before that it had its 'known soldiers': the 100, 000 names on the Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial. The idea for the Roll of Honour seems to have sprung from the head of Charles Bean, Australia's official correspondent and later official historian for the First World War. It was a simple idea - a list of all the dead from the war - which soon turned out to be very complicated. This paper will examine the origins and...[Show more]
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