Anzac Memories: Living with the Legend by Alistair Thomson

By Alistair Thomson

Anzac thoughts was once first released to acclaim in 1994 (OUP), and has completed overseas renown for its pioneering contribution to the learn of struggle reminiscence and mythology. during this re-creation Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has reworked over the last sector century, how a 'post-memory' of the nice struggle creates new demanding situations and possibilities for making experience of the nationwide earlier, and the way veterans' conflict thoughts can nonetheless problem and complicate nationwide mythologies. He returns to a kinfolk conflict heritage that he couldn't write approximately two decades in the past as a result of the stigma of battle and psychological disease, and he makes use of newly-released Repatriation records to query his personal prior account of veterans post-war lives and thoughts and to imagine afresh approximately conflict and memory.

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