The War to End All Wars: honouring the dead by learning the lessons

The "war to end all wars" ushered in a century of violence on an unprecedented scale. A hundred years on, the lessons to be learned appear buried beneath a barrage of commemorative activities. MAPW believes that Australia could best honour those who died by learning from the past.

MAPW has commissioned a series of twelve papers from prominent historians, academics, former diplomats and health professional to highlight the ways in which Australia, it military and community has been affected by war.

The first two of these papers was published on June 1st 2015.

Our thanks to Prof. Joan Beaumont for her paper entitled Australia in WW1 : Grieving and Divided and Prof. Ross Mullin for his paper Devastating Aftermath: Australia‚Äôs War Legacy.