What's wrong with ANZAC? by Marilyn Lake & Henry Reynolds & Joy Damousi & Mark


ISBN
9781742231518
Published
Released
01 / 09 / 2014
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
Dimensions
153 x 234mm

In recent years Anzac an idea as much as an actual army corps has become the dominant force within Australian history, overshadowing everything else. The commemoration of Anzac Day is bigger than ever, while Remembrance Day, VE Day, VP Day and other military anniversaries grow in significance each year. Pilgrimages to Gallipoli, the Somme and Kokoda are commonplace and popular military history dominates the bestseller lists. Anzac has seemingly become a sacred, untouchable element of the nation. In this brave and controversial book, some of Australias leading historians dare to criticise Anzac. They show that the Anzac obsession distorts the rest of Australias history.
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In recent years Anzac an idea as much as an actual army corps has become the dominant force within Australian history, overshadowing everything else. The commemoration of Anzac Day is bigger than ever, while Remembrance Day, VE Day, VP Day and other military anniversaries grow in significance each year. Pilgrimages to Gallipoli, the Somme and Kokoda are commonplace and popular military history dominates the bestseller lists. Anzac has seemingly become a sacred, untouchable element of the nation. In this brave and controversial book, some of Australias leading historians dare to criticise Anzac. They show that the Anzac obsession distorts the rest of Australias history.
ISBN:
9781742231518
Publication Date:
01 / 09 / 2014
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
153 x 234mm

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