Letter to the Editor


ALS 23.1, with its war-related articles was, for a now 'old' (in more ways than one) Second AIF army man, a most interesting issue. The articles prompt some reflections which may be of interest. They relate to the continued presence of World War I in the public memory; Gallipoli's overshadowing the battles in France in the Australian mind; Australia's so-called unnecessary wars from mid-1943; and a few observations on service life.

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Published 1 October 2008 in Volume 23 No. 3. Subjects: World War I, World War II.

Cite as: Mellick, J. S. D.. ‘Letter to the Editor.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 3, 2008, doi: 10.20314/als.eb6299da42.