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In Flanders Fields: Howard’s Tribute To Great War Soldiers

At the Menin Gate, past which all 60 batallions of the first Australian Infantry Force (AIF) marched, John Howard has paid tribute to the Australians who fought on the Western Front in the 1914-18 war, the so-called ‘Great War’ and ‘the war to end all wars’.

Howard’s pilgrimage to battlesites is now a traditional part of every overseas excursion and it is reported that he was noticably moved at the ceremony conducted at the Ieper (Ypres) Town Hall. [Read more…]