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Return to Gallipoli : Walking the Battlefields of the Great War - Bruce Scates

Return to Gallipoli

Walking the Battlefields of the Great War

Paperback Published: 28th March 2006
ISBN: 9780521681513
Number Of Pages: 298

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Every year tens of thousands of Australians make their pilgrimages to Gallipoli, France and other killing fields of the Great War. It is a journey steeped in history. Some go in search of family memory, seeking the grave of a soldier lost a lifetime ago. For others, Anzac pilgrimage has become a rite of passage, a statement of what it means to be Australian. This book, first published in 2006, explores the memory of the Great War through the historical experience of pilgrimage. It examines the significance these 'sacred sites' have acquired in the hearts and minds of successive generations and charts the complex responses of young and old, soldier and civilian, the pilgrims of the 1920s and today's backpacker travellers. This book gives voice to history, retrieving a bitter-sweet testimony through interviews, surveys and a rich archival record. Innovative, courageous and often deeply moving, it explains why the Anzac legend still captivates Australians.

List of illustrationsp. viii
Note on money, measurement and terminologyp. x
List of abbreviationsp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Introductionp. xviii
Loss, Memory, Desire
The uniquiet grave: imaginary journeysp. 3
Hearts of stone: creating the cemeteries of the Great Warp. 34
Family Journeys
In foreign fields: the first family pilgrimagesp. 63
'Sacred places': family pilgrimage todayp. 100
Soldiers' Tales
'To see old mates again': diggers returnp. 125
'A grave that could have been my own': service pilgrimagesp. 155
Testament of Youth
Walking with history: learning about warp. 173
'It's like a Mecca, like a pilgrimage': backpacker journeysp. 188
Conclusionp. 210
Epiloguep. 216
Notesp. 220
Survey Informantsp. 257
Indexp. 266
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ISBN: 9780521681513
ISBN-10: 0521681510
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 28th March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44