What's Wrong with ANZAC?: The Militarisation of Australian History
Brave and controversial, this account argues that Australians’ collective obsession with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) has distorted their perception of national history. Delving into the history of ANZAC and the mythologies surrounding it, this detailed record explores topics such as the formation of Australia’s national holidayANZAC Dayand the way in which the spirit of ANZAC is taught in the nation's classrooms. Ultimately, this informative narrative claims that ANZAC has become a conservative political force in Australia and questions whether ANZAC’S renowned foreign battles were worth all of the bloodshed. Daring, intelligent, and thought-provoking, this is a must-read for those interested in Australian or military history.
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Many people have felt uneasy about the growing national preoccupation with nation-building myths based on the losses we suffered in war, and many feel very wary of the quite distorted assertions that are made glibly and wit... ...more