25 January 2014

A Peaceful Future

You may know about my explorations of the experiences of people of Italian ancestry in Australia before and during the Second World War, and especially during the First World War.

Several academic researchers, and quite a few amateur family historians have also been researching similar topics, from a range of perspectives.

When ethnicity counts

When we know that some of our ancestors have been affected by war, it can affect our view of the world, and help us to have empathy for anyone finding themselves in a war situation in the present.

I have been watching some footage of Italian troops in the First World War, one of whom may even be my husband's grandfather.

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I especially appreciate historical insights.