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First World War, 1914-1918
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GERSTER , Robin
Thesis "Big noting : the promotion of an heroic theme in Australian war prose". Examines the role of this prose following the Anzac landing at Gallipoli in "presenting the Australian soldier as the examplar of heroic racial characteristics". Chapters cover the Australian involvement in the 1914-1918 war within a literary, cultural and historical framework; the immediate reaction to the war in journalism and other ephemera to the Anzacs exploits at Gallipoli and on the Western Front; and the current state of the war myth. PhD, Monash University, 1985.