26 April 2015


Military commodities

The Age letters 210415

Your editorial "The cynical selling of the Anzac tradition" (18/4) says Australian soldiers would "turn in their graves" at the commercialisation of Anzac. But in World War I Australian soldiers did not die fighting for freedom or for their country. Their country was never in danger. They died fighting for Britain and the Empire and, more specifically, for the Empire's trade and commercial interests.
As such the much complained about commercialisation of Anzac is completely consistent with how WW1 should be accurately remembered. The soldiers were commodities whose lives were spent so that the Empire wouldn't lose market share to its rival Germany.
Peter Martina, Warrnambool

No comments:

Post a Comment


Welcome to my blog and let me know what you think about my postings.

My web pages also have a wide range of topics which are added to when possible. Look for them in any search engine under


I hope you find items of interest!

Search This Blog


Blog Archive

Total Pageviews

About Me

My photo
Preston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
90 years old, political gay activist, hosting two web sites, one personal: http://www.red-jos.net one shared with my partner, 94-year-old Ken Lovett: http://www.josken.net and also this blog. The blog now has an alphabetical index: http://www.red-jos.net/alpha3.htm