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The Anzac involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign has had a lasting cultural impact in Australia. Why is it considered such sacred ground? These podcasts will draw together different perspectives on Gallipoli, the ANZACs and the Great War.

Gallipoli and the Great War La Trobe University

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The Anzac involvement in the Gallipoli Campaign has had a lasting cultural impact in Australia. Why is it considered such sacred ground? These podcasts will draw together different perspectives on Gallipoli, the ANZACs and the Great War.

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Chuk Norris Fan ,

What myth?

Sorry but there’s no myth about Gallipoli and the Anzacs. Since I was in primary school in the 1970’s we learned that Australians and New Zealanders landed at Gallipoli as part of an allied military operation that started on April 25th 1915. We also learned that living conditions and the fighting were very difficult and that within this context the Anzacs displayed courage, mateship and sacrifice.

This is what the legend of Anzac was based on - no one ever told us that the Anzacs were 7 feet tall or that they weren’t afraid before battles. And obviously we always knew that the operation was a military failure so obviously the Anzacs were not invincible. So sorry Professor the myth you are seeking to debunk never actually existed.

I never heard it said that Gallipoli was only about the Anzacs, but we simply learned more about them because we come from Australia. This doesn’t create a myth it’s simply retelling history that is more relavant to our nations history and culture.

These podcasts are just another example of academics trying to find relevance in today’s world by inventing ideas such as the “myth of Anzac” and writing and speaking to debunk them so that they get published in an academic journal.

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