Aussie historians lead charge against Gallipoli 'myth'Historians in the News
tags: World War I, Australia, ANZAC, Gallipoli, Remembrance Day
As Australians prepare to remember the end of World War I today, not everyone is keen to join in the commemorations.
This year's Remembrance Day marks 20 years since the Unknown Soldier's tomb was unveiled in Canberra, and 95 years since the armistice that ended the Great War.
Australian National University historian Professor Joan Beaumont is concerned some Australians are experiencing commemoration fatigue.
"Frankly, I am not sure there is a great deal of significance in this particular year's commemorations," she said.
"There is an issue as to whether we are facing an excess of commemoration, or perhaps what might be called conspicuous commemoration, in Australia....
comments powered by Disqus
- Washington History Seminar 10/2: Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962
- Smithsonian Taps N.Y. Cultural Director To Lead African American Museum
- Unredacted FBI Document Sheds New Light on White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement
- America Is About to Enter its Years of Lead
- The forgotten alliance between Black activists and China