Anzacs, the Media and the Great War by John F. Williams

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July 1999, no. 212

Anzacs, the Media and the Great War by John F. Williams

UNSW Press, $35.00 pb, 288 pp

Anzacs, the Media and the Great War by John F. Williams

by
July 1999, no. 212

The myth and reality of the Anzac legend has proven a perennial subject of inquiry and argument for over thirty years now, since the publication of Ken Inglis’s justly famous articles in Meanjin and elsewhere in 1964–65. These prompted a spirited exchange with the late Geoff Serle and others. More recently, John Robertson examined the Gallipoli campaign in terms of the myth (1990), and found the critics of Australian martial performance wanting, while Eric Andrews took the Anglo-Australian relationship between 1914 and 1918 to task (1993), and found duplicity and manipulation in the construction of the Australians’ image.

Jeffrey Grey reviews 'Anzacs, the Media and the Great War' by John F. Williams

Anzacs, the Media and the Great War

by John F. Williams

UNSW Press, $35.00 pb, 288 pp

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