Eric Bogle: And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Eric Bogle: No Man's Land (The Green Fields Of France)
Redgum: I Was Only Nineteen
They tell us that at Gallipoli New Zealand came of age as a nation. Well, if that's true, why is it that in all the years since 25 April 1915 no Kiwi has ever penned a song to match even one of these three? It seems to me that the Brits and the Aussies have processed the tragedy and futility of their countries' wars far better than we have.
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