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Anzac Memories
Anzac Memories
Living with the Legend [New Edition]
by Alistair Thomson
Publisher Monash University Publishing
Published on: 10 May 2016
Categories Biography & Autobiography
Available Formats:
Hardback Edition:
1 Volume,
9781741362411,
$ 79.95
About the Book
Anzac Memories was first published to acclaim in 1994 (OUP), and has achieved international renown for its pioneering contribution to the study of war memory and mythology. In this new edition Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a 'post - memory' of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how veterans' war memories can still challenge and complicate national mythologies. He returns to a family war history that he could not write about twenty years ago because of the stigma of war and mental illness, and he uses newly - released Repatriation files to question his own earlier account of veterans post - war lives and memories and to think afresh about war and memory.
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