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Mike Carlton

NAVAL historian and journalist MIKE CARLTON explains why the Navy must tell its story publicly, using the example of the clash between HMAS Sydney and SMS Emden in the First World War. The full text of his Vernon Parker Oration delivered in Canberra on 16 October 2014 is here.

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