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Author Stockings, Craig A. J.

Title Anzac's dirty dozen : 12 myths of Australian military history / edited by Craig Stockings
Published Kensington, N.S.W. : NewSouth Publishing, 2012


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 MELB  355.00994 Sto/Add  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Australian military history doesn't begin on Gallipoli--The 'superior', all-volunteer AIF--What about New Zealand? The problematic history of the Anzac connection--Other people's wars--'They also served' : exaggerating women's role in Australia's wars--The nonsense of universal Australian 'fair play' in war--The unnecessary waste: Australians in the late Pacific campaigns--Lost at sea : missing out on Australia's naval history--'Landmark' battles and the myths of Vietnam--The myth that Australia 'punches above its weight'--Critical reflections on the Australia-US alliance--Monumental mistake: is war the most important thing in Australian history?
Summary 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 Anzacs Dirty Dozen a team of renowned historians resume the battle to expose a host of stubborn fantasies and fabrications that obscure the real story
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Australia -- Armed Forces -- History.
Australia -- History, Military.
Author Stockings, Craig A. J.
ISBN 1742232884 (paperback)
9781742232881 (paperback)
Other Titles Anzac's dirty dozen : twelve myths of Australian military history