Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 June 2004

320 Pages | 8 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719067433

Bookseller Code (06)


Reconsidering Gallipoli

Jenny Macleod

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The British cultural history of the Gallipoli campaign has been overlooked until now - this is a significant book as it offers the first real opportunity for this important campaign to be included in undergraduate courses on WWI
  • The commemoration of war is a particularly vibrant area of study - Anzac Day, commemorating the landings that began the Gallipoli campaign, is central to Australian national consciousness and this book examines why
  • A crucial argument in the cultural history of the First World War was sparked by Paul Fussell's contention that the war signified a profound cultural rupture; in widening the debate from the Western Front, this book supports the counter argument that romantic modes of expression retained resonance and utility
  • In Australia, the renewal of the story of Gallipoli by historians and film-makers (notably Peter Weir's 1981 film starring Mel Gibson) has profoundly altered the national sense of identity and society's perceptions of the armed forces; the authors explains how the writing of this particular event has developed and achieved this central position
  • An essential volume for those interested in British military and Australian history, postcolonialism and nation building, from academics and students through to the general reader

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