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From the Honest History Archives: Five arguments for downsizing Anzac

Added to our collection ‘From the Honest History Archives: five April takes on Anzac and Anzackery‘ is this article from March last year by David Stephens. It was originally published in Teaching History, the journal of the History Teachers’ Association of New South Wales, and was reproduced by permission.

The five arguments were vainglory, strangulation, bellicosity, ideology, and child protection. Twelve months on, the arguments are still relevant, even after we have passed ‘Peak Anzac’ and the extravaganza that James Brown called a ‘four-year festival of the dead’ and ‘a military Halloween’ is starting to look a bit limp.

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