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Reconsidering Gallipoli - Jenny MacLeod

Reconsidering Gallipoli

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780719067433
Number Of Pages: 272

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In Australia, Anzac Day, the anniversary of the first landings at Gallipoli, is one of the most important dates in the national calendar. Yet in Britain, the campaign is largely forgotten. The key to this contrast lies in the way in which the campaign's history has been recorded. To many Australians, the Anzac legend is a romantic war myth that proclaims the prowess of Australian participants in the campaign. It is an exercise in nation-building. In Britain, the campaign is also remembered in romantic terms, but the purpose here is to assuage the pain of defeat. Reconsidering Gallipoli broadens the debate over the cultural history of the First World War beyond the Western Front. The final chapter traces the influence of the early accounts on subsequent portrayals including Alan Moorehead's 1956 book, Bean's post 1965 rehabilitation, Peter Weir's 1981 film, and revisionist attacks on the legend.

"This is a historiographical text of much value and interest. The author is an authority on her subject, both in relation to investigating primary sources and recognising the significance of classic texts on Gallipoli from the last eighty years."--Keith Grieves, Kingston University

List of figuresp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Map of the Gallipoli peninsulap. ix
Map of the theatre of operationsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The official response: the Dardanelles Commissionp. 25
The official response: the official historiesp. 57
The journalists' response: Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett and C. E. W. Beanp. 103
The soldiers' tale: participants' personal narrativesp. 147
The commander's response: General Sir Ian Hamilton's Gallipoli Diaryp. 176
Post-participant historiography of Gallipolip. 209
Conclusionp. 238
Select bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 260
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ISBN: 9780719067433
ISBN-10: 071906743X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.34