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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

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Society & Culture, History

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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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The battle of Passchendaele: did hundreds of thousands die in vain?

November 21st, 2016

Episode 446 of 543 episodes

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Passchendaele, on the Western Front. It was one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War, resulting in tens of thousands of Australian casualties – more than at Gallipoli. But Passchendaele was not a military blunder. The carnage was intentional. It was a part of the plan, author, Paul Ham, tells Paul Barclay.

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