Joan Beaumont

Joan Beaumont reviews 'Anzac' by Carolyn Holbrook

Joan Beaumont
26 February 2015

The resurgence of the Anzac legend in the last quarter of the twentieth century took many Australians by surprise. In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, it seemed that the rituals of Anzac Day would wither and fade away as the generations who fought the two world wars died. It proved not to be so. ‘Anzac’, to use the common shorthand, now dominates the national m ... More

Trivialising the Anzacs

Joan Beaumont
28 April 2014

In a year sure to be glutted with military commemorations, leading historian Joan Beaumont highlights the commodification and triviliasation of the Anzac legend.

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