GERSTER , Robin

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Accession Number MSS1110
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 volume
Object type Papers
Date made 1914-1978
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 420/002/018
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

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.