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Zombie myths of Australian military history

Author: Craig A J Stockings
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : University of New South Wales Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating account, leading Australian military historians tackle 10 of the most enduring historical zombies, or national myths, that have staggered their way through the halls of military history for more than 200 years. From Aboriginal resistance and invasion to Australia's recent involvement in East Timor, this record disproves the incorrectly memorialized and so-called gallant deeds of past Australian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zombie myths of Australian military history.
Sydney, NSW : University of New South Wales Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010398897
(OCoLC)438127780
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Craig A J Stockings
ISBN: 9781742230801 1742230806
OCLC Number: 657061210
Description: 1 online resource (x, 275 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; [Introduction] The walking 'undead'and Australian military history; [1] The frontier war that never was; [2] Breaker Morant: The murderer as martyr; [3] The myths of August at Gallipoli; [4] Australians broke the Hindenburg Line; [5] 'There is an idea that the Australian is a born soldier ... '; [6] Out in the midday sun: The loss of HMAS Sydney II; [7] Dramatic myth and dull truth: Invasion by Japan in 1942; [8] 'Australia's Thermopylae'? The Kokoda Trail; [9] In every war but one?Myth, history and Vietnam; [10] Two tales of Timor. [Epilogue] Returning the zombies to their gravesNotes; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Craig Stockings.

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Many books on Australian military history have given rise to a host of 'zombie' myths. From the mistaken idea that there was no Aboriginal resistance to occupation, to Gallipoli as a near success, to  Read more...

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