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Sailor’s sacrifice marked 100 years on

Sailor’s sacrifice marked 100 years on

saiorTHE family of Australian sailor AB Charles Schenke, who died at sea aged just 19 in 1915 gathered with others at a national remembrance event at the Australian War Memorial to mark the centenary of his death.

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The future Navy: Goldrick Seminar 3 Dec

The future Navy: Goldrick Seminar 3 Dec

2015 GOLDRICK SEMINAR 3 December 2015 The Future Navy: Implications of the Defence White Paper 2015 THE recently announced policy of continuous shipbuilding is a strategic initiative of enormous breadth and implication. One of the mistakes people will make is to think it is merely a strategy of shipbuilding. Adopting a continuous shipbuilding strategy, the Nation is investing – beyond the Royal Australian Navy – in Australian technological-industrial infrastructure. Continuous shipbuilding will exert a pervasive influence upon the entire of the Navy organisation, and upon the Nation. Far-sighted and penetrating, the strategy will call upon the Navy to focus more intently on the future, and to be less comfortable with fixed and familiar modes of operation. This policy heralds a coming of age for the Navy, and for the Nation. The 2015 seminar, on 3 December, will include speakers from Defence, Academia and Industry. The event, sponsored by QinetiQ, will…

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Pondering Hitler’s legacy

Pondering Hitler’s legacy

Hitler and the Italian dictator Mussolini in 1934 at Venice (Courtesy Library of Congress)By George Friedman
HAPPENSTANCE has brought me today to a house on the Austria-Germany border, just south of Salzburg. That puts me about 3 miles from the German town of Berchtesgaden, on the German side of the border. Adolf Hitler’s home, the Berghof, was just outside the town, on a mountain in the Bavarian Alps. To the extent that Hitler had a home, this was it, and it was the place where Hitler met with many notables, particularly before the war began.

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