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Australian Army soldiers flew the German Nazi flag from a vehicle while on tour in Afghanistan.

The ABC reports that Defence personnel hoisted the swastika above an armoured truck while on patrol in August 2007, and that soldiers circulated photos of the flag while on tour. A Defence spokesperson said “the flag was briefly raised above an Australian Army vehicle in Afghanistan in 2007”, and that “the commander took immediate action to have the offensive flag taken down” and disciplined the soldiers who flew it. The culture of Australia’s special forces has come under scrutiny following revelations last week that soldiers may have committed war crimes while in Afghanistan …

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