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'We cannot fight forever': Australia, the First World War and the question of commitment

Bongiorno, Frank


The casual observer of Australia's centenary of ANZAC commemorations might conclude that World War I was a unifying experience, a conflict that forged a confident and cohesive nation within a victorious empire. Gallipoli has been understood as a foundational story, the butchery on the Western Front as an expression of national mettle, and the victories of 1918 as a demonstration of Australian achievement before the eyes of an admiring world. Yet World War I was arguably the most divisive period...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Alternatives


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