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    Anzac's Dirty Dozen
    Anzac's Dirty Dozen
    Twelve Myths and Misconceptions of Australian Military History
    Australian military history is a landscape of legends. Yet across the length and breadth of our military heritage, accuracy and objectivity are often shunted aside so that tales and myths bent on commemoration, veneration, and the idealisation of Australian' virtues can thrive. In <i>Anzac's Dirty Dozen</i> a team of renowned historians resume the battle to expose a host of stubborn fantasies and fabrications that obscure the real story. Did our military history start at Gallipoli? Do we really punch above our weight in military might? Are our soldiers more ethical than others in combat? Is the US - Australia Alliance worth the trouble? And what if the role of Australian women in the war effort has been exaggerated, so that half the population can feel included in the Anzac story? Confronting and clear - eyed, <i>Anzac's Dirty Dozen</i> goes beyond the indulgent, politicised and emotionally - charged rhetoric of Anzac - that sacrosanct idea in the national psyche - to find out exactly what it means to be Australian at war, and proud of it.
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    Book Author
    Craig Stockings
    Genre History
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459639591
    Publisher
    UNSW Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    14-May-2012

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