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A Possession for Ever: Charles Bean, the Ancient Greeks, and Military Commemoration in Australia

Londey, Peter


For many people after the First World War, the classical world of Greece and Rome provided a language of commemoration; those who fought on Gallipoli were often keen to see parallels with the Trojan war of 3,000 years earlier. Charles Bean, Australias classically-educated war correspondent, Official Historian, and chief visionary behind the Australian War Memorial, was as imbued with the classics as any. What is striking, however, is that Bean largely ignored parallels with Troy, focusing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2007.00462.x


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