Anzac's Dirty Dozen: 12 myths of Australian military history by Craig Stockings PDF

By Craig Stockings

Australian army heritage is a panorama of legends. but around the size and breadth of our army historical past, accuracy and objectivity are usually shunted apart in order that stories and myths bent on commemoration, veneration, and the idealisation of ‘Australian’ virtues can thrive. In Anzac’s soiled Dozen a workforce of popular historians resume the conflict to show a number of obdurate fantasies and fabrications that vague the genuine tale. Did our army background commence at Gallipoli? will we relatively punch above our weight in army may perhaps? Are our infantrymen extra moral than others in strive against? Is the US-Australia Alliance definitely worth the difficulty? And what if the function of Australian ladies within the warfare attempt has been exaggerated, in order that part the inhabitants can believe integrated within the Anzac tale? Confronting and clear-eyed, Anzac’s soiled Dozen is going past the indulgent, politicised and emotionally-charged rhetoric of Anzac – that sacrosanct notion within the nationwide psyche – to determine precisely what it capability to be Australian at battle, and happy with it.

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