Aussie historians lead charge against Gallipoli 'myth'

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....




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