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Description - Return to Gallipoli by Bruce Scates

Every year tens of thousands of Australians make their pilgrimages to Gallipoli, France and other killing fields of the Great War. It is a journey steeped in history. Some go in search of family memory, seeking the grave of a soldier lost a lifetime ago. For others, Anzac pilgrimage has become a rite of passage, a statement of what it means to be Australian. This book, first published in 2006, explores the memory of the Great War through the historical experience of pilgrimage. It examines the significance these 'sacred sites' have acquired in the hearts and minds of successive generations and charts the complex responses of young and old, soldier and civilian, the pilgrims of the 1920s and today's backpacker travellers. This book gives voice to history, retrieving a bitter-sweet testimony through interviews, surveys and a rich archival record. Innovative, courageous and often deeply moving, it explains why the Anzac legend still captivates Australians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521681513
ISBN-10: 0521681510
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bruce Scates

Bruce Scates is an Associate Professor in the School of History, University of New South Wales. He has published in leading international journals and is the author and co author of three previous Cambridge titles, A New Australia: Citizenship, Radicalism and the First Republic, Women at Work in Australia's Cities and Towns and Women and the Great War. All of these books won critical acclaim and the last won the coveted NSW Premier's History Award.

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