In the Shadow of Gallipoli: The hidden history of Australia in WWI – Robert Bollard

Anzac Day grows more sinister with each passing year. Once a dead letter of a day, ignored by most Australians, it grew spectacularly under the reign of John Winston Howard, and reached its apex of misplaced jingoism and ‘national pride’ in last year’s centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

To discuss exactly why the day has become so popular, Indymedia’s Alex Whisson was joined by historian and author of In the Shadow of Gallipoli: The Hidden history of Australia in World War I, Robert Bollard.



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