Author Archives: John Mordike


About John Mordike

For more on this subject see John Mordike, ‘“We should do this thing quietly”: Japan and the great deception in Australian defence policy 1911-1914’, 2002. A copy is freely available for reading at:

The militarisation of Australian history: its origin

C.E.W. Bean’s account of Australia’s entry into World War I is misleading. It has a deliberate imperial bias. It was propaganda.

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