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Freedom fighters or glory seekers? Rebels for another country’s cause

Back in the 1930s, an estimated 70 Australians joined one side or other in the Spanish Civil War. In any number of foreign conflicts since, and right now in Ukraine, Australian citizens have insinuated themselves into the action. Why, and what does the law say? Sean Ruse explains.

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