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Orr, R. (2015). Australian soldier load carriage: From Gallipoli to Afghanistan. Podium presentation at The Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference, 09-11 October 2015, Hobart, Australia.

Abstract published in Journal of Military and Veteran’s Health, 23(4), p. 15.

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•From the early Assyrian spearman of antiquity (circa 800 B.C.), soldiers have been required to carry external loads consisting of weaponry, equipment and food (Orr, 2010; Knapicket al., 2012:2004)

•Downstream effects of these loads have been shown to impact on the tactics of warfare, cause injury and reduce fighting force size (Lee, 2007; Breen, 2002;Lothian , 1921)

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