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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 remodeled over the last sector century, how a 'post-memory' of the nice battle creates new demanding situations and possibilities for making experience of the nationwide previous, and the way veterans' struggle stories can nonetheless problem and complicate nationwide mythologies. He returns to a relations warfare heritage that he couldn't write approximately two decades in the past as a result of stigma of struggle and psychological affliction, and he makes use of newly-released Repatriation records to query his personal past account of veterans post-war lives and stories and to imagine afresh approximately conflict and memory.

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