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The Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) legend rests upon the assumption that Australia came of age as a nation when the Anzacs landed on Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 during the First World War. This legend is integral to the Australian sense of nationhood and national character. In this highly original book, Alistair Thompson explores both the creation of the legend, and, most crucially, its effect upon those who have lived in its shadow--the survivors of the great war. Looking at the legend's changing significance for Australian politics and society, the author draws on personal interviews with surviving war veterans, as well as the official histories of Charles Bean, and the depiction of Anzacs in nineties novels and movies.
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Alistair Thompson works at the Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sussex. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he has lived for the past decade in Brighton.
"Anyone interested in the limitations and potentialities of oral testimony will find Anzac Memories an absorbing study..."--The Journal of Military History
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 5.8 x 0.9 x 8.8 inches. 304 pages. Dust Jacket is in good condition apart from normal shelf wear-- no chips or tears or marks. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Biographies & Memoirs; Ethnic & National; Australian; ISBN: 0195534913. ISBN/EAN: 9780195534917. Library of Congress No: 94160966. Dewey Code: 940.4/1294. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 70731. Seller Inventory # 70731
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1994 Oxford University Press first edition hardback; Very Good, clean ex-library copy, plate removed from fep causing scar to fep, usual stamps, with Very Good unclipped intact dj in removable plastic sleeve; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Seller Inventory # 127W31
Book Description Oxford University Press, Melbourne. 1994., 1994. 8vo, 282pp, black and white illustrations. A near fine hardback copy in like dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 103915
Book Description Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First. 232 pages illustrated. Seller Inventory # 01373
Book Description Oxford University Press, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 0.75 Hardback; very good in creased dustjacket. ; The creation of the Anzac legend and the forms it has taken. Illustrated. ; 282 pages. Seller Inventory # 45695
Book Description Oxford University Press Australia, 1994. Hardcover in Dustjacket. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Anzac Memories has achieved international renown for its pioneering contribution to the study of war memory and mythology. Michael McKernan wrote that the book gave ?as good a picture of the impact of the Great War on individuals and Australia as we are likely to get in this generation?, and Michael Roper concluded that ?an immense achievement of this book is that it so clearly illuminates the historical processes that left men like my grandfather forever struggling to fashion myths which they could live by? 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. pp. vi, 282 Illustrated #0616 Elizabeth's Bookshops have been one of Australia's premier independent book dealers since 1973. Elizabeth's family-owned business operates four branches in Perth CBD, Fremantle (WA), and Newtown (NSW). All orders are dispatched within 24 hours from our Fremantle Warehouse. All items can be viewed at Elizabeth's Bookshop Warehouse, 23 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle WA. Seller Inventory # 11696
Book Description Melbourne, Oxford University Press 1994, 1994. first edition, hard cover in dust jacket 0195534913 A parallel history examines the making of the Anzac legend. This covers the journalism and official histories of Charles Bean, the Returned and Services League's assumption of the role of custodian of the Anzac legend, the creation of Anzac Day and the revival of the legend in recent histories and films. 220 x 145mm., pp. vi, 282, b/w plates, appendices, notes, select bibliography, index. H/cover in dust jacket. Contents, no inscriptions; d.j., light rubbing mainly on back cover. FINE/NEAR FINE. Seller Inventory # 667e6dc53ccaa67e2505cd84628b12bb