Article: Germaine Greer assesses Gallipoli and the 'myth of Australian nationhood'

Posted on centenarynews.com on 20 April 2015
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An article in the New Statesman by Germaine Greer asks the question: "Was Australia born on the battlefield?"

Assessing the impact of the Gallipoli campaign on the Australian nation through three recent books on the period, Greer explores the validity of the "myth of Australian nationhood", which sees the 1915 campaign as closely linked to its emergence as an independent nation.

Below are the titles of the books reviewed:

Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

Gallipoli, Richard van Emden and Stephen Chambers

Gallipoli, Alan Moorehead

Read the full article here.

Posted by: Éadaoin Hegarty, Centenary News