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Karl James

Karl James is an historian at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Karl James reviews 'Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac' by Craig Stockings

November 2009, no. 316 01 November 2009
With the sun’s morning rays glinting off their bayonets, the Australian soldiers rushed headlong towards the Italian fortress of Bardia in Libya. They sang as they advanced. Although there were isolated pockets of resistance, within hours the Australians had broken through the perimeter and Italian troops were beginning to surrender in their thousands. The capture of the supposedly ‘impenetrab ... (read more)