Gallipoli: The End Of The Myth by Robin Prior

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June 2009, no. 312
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Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'Gallipoli' by Robin Prior

Gallipoli: The End Of The Myth

by Robin Prior

UNSW Press, $39.95 pb , 288 pp, 9781742230290

Buy this book

Gallipoli: The End Of The Myth by Robin Prior

Reviewed by
June 2009, no. 312

Our fascination with Gallipoli is probably at a peak. Like other symbolic events, it rises, falls and rises again in public esteem and curiosity. In the last quarter of a century, beginning when Anzac Day was at a low ebb, books and documentaries about Gallipoli have flooded bookshops and television stations. This new book by Professor Robin Prior, a specialist Australian historian of World War I, argues that the flood tide has almost drowned us in myths. The subtitle of his book is ‘The End of the Myth’. It is doubtful whether one able historian can terminate the myths, but this is a brave attempt.

Geoffrey Blainey reviews 'Gallipoli' by Robin Prior

Gallipoli: The End Of The Myth

by Robin Prior

UNSW Press, $39.95 pb , 288 pp, 9781742230290

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