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By Alistair Thomson

Anzac stories was once first released to acclaim in 1994 (OUP), and has accomplished overseas renown for its pioneering contribution to the examine of warfare reminiscence and mythology. during this re-creation Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has remodeled over the last region century, how a 'post-memory' of the good warfare creates new demanding situations and possibilities for making experience of the nationwide earlier, and the way veterans' battle stories can nonetheless problem and complicate nationwide mythologies. He returns to a relatives conflict historical past that he couldn't write approximately 20 years in the past due to the stigma of battle and psychological ailment, 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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