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

By Craig Stockings

ISBN-10: 1742232884

ISBN-13: 9781742232881

Australian army background is a panorama of legends. but around the size and breadth of our army history, accuracy and objectivity are frequently 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 crew of popular historians resume the conflict to reveal a bunch of obdurate fantasies and fabrications that imprecise the genuine tale. Did our army historical past begin at Gallipoli? will we quite punch above our weight in army could? Are our squaddies extra moral than others in wrestle? Is the US-Australia Alliance well worth the hassle? And what if the position of Australian ladies within the battle 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 pleased with it.

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