No other country, not even the UK or Germany, has spent as much to commemorate the first world war as Australia

Four years into this country’s over-the-top festival of remembrance for the centenary of the first world war, Australia has passed the point of peak commemoration.

No other country, not even Germany or Great Britain upon which the ludicrously misnamed “Great War” had a far more profound impact, have spent with such reckless abandon to commemorate dead soldiers.

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