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Ashley Ekins is head of the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. A graduate of the University of Adelaide, he specialises in the history of the First World War and the Vietnam War. He wrote two volumes on Australian ground operations in Vietnam for the ‘Official History of Australian Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948–1975’: On the Offensive: The Australian Army in the Vietnam War, 1967–1968, co-authored with Ian McNeill (2003); and Fighting to the Finish: The Australian Army and the Vietnam War 1968–1975 (2012). His publications also include 1918 Year of Victory: The End of the Great War and the Shaping of History (edited, shortlisted for the Templer Medal, 2010); War Wounds: Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict (edited with Elizabeth Stewart, 2011); and Gallipoli: A Ridge too far (edited, 2013, second revised edition, 2015).