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 accomplished foreign renown for its pioneering contribution to the research of warfare reminiscence and mythology. during this new version Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has reworked during the last zone century, how a 'post-memory' of the nice conflict creates new demanding situations and possibilities for making experience of the nationwide earlier, and the way veterans' warfare thoughts can nonetheless problem and complicate nationwide mythologies. He returns to a kinfolk struggle background that he couldn't write approximately 20 years in the past as a result stigma of battle and psychological disease, and he makes use of newly-released Repatriation records to query his personal previous account of veterans post-war lives and thoughts and to imagine afresh approximately conflict and memory.

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