Australian military history

Claiming ‘Victory’

Dr Meighen McCrae will use her skills as a historian to examine differing notions of victory throughout the First World War to challenge the legacies they have in our modern world

The Kibeho Massacre, 1995 – what happened and why?

In April 1995, elements of the Rwandan People’s Army, while closing a large internally displaced person’s camp at Kibeho in south-west Rwanda, opened fire on its inhabitants. The United Nations peacekeepers that were there, Zambian and Australian, were unable to stand in the way and a large number of the camp’s inhabitants, likely in the thousands, were killed. The outline of events is well known and numerous, often harrowing, accounts of the Australian experience have been produced.

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