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Universal military training, including ‘boy conscription’ for those as young as 12, was introduced via the Commonwealth Defence Act in 1911.
Historical Subject | By Jenny Tilby Stock | early twentieth century, late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
The Vietnam War had a significant impact on South Australian political life, and the course and character of opposition aroused by the war and conscription for it were different in Adelaide than in other capital cities.
Historical Event | By Malcolm Saunders | late twentieth century, mid twentieth century
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