ANZAC'S Dirty Dozen: 12 myths of Australian military history
Edited by: Craig Stockings
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 Anzac’s Dirty Dozen a team of renowned historians resume the battle to expose a host of stubborn fantasies and fabrications that obscure the real story.
Confronting and clear-eyed, Anzac’s Dirty Dozen 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.
Soft Cover, 335 pages