Inglis, KS: Australian military tradition (1988)

Inglis, KS

‘The Australian military tradition’, John Lack, ed., Anzac Remembered: Selected Writings by K.S. Inglis, History Department, University of Melbourne, 1998, pp. 120-47; first published, Current Affairs Bulletin, 64, 11, April 1988

Describes how the Australian military tradition or Anzac tradition grew from the Gallipoli landing, the embedding of the word ‘Anzac’, inculcation in schools in the 1920s and 1930s, political divisions over relative preference being given to unionists or returned soldiers, the tradition and class, women and race, the tradition and literature, including The One Day of the Year, Anzac and Vietnam and conscription, the revival through film and books in the 1970s and 1980s, feminism and the tradition, and, finally, multiculturalism and the tradition. Note that this compilation includes a checklist of more than 60 articles or books on Anzac written by Inglis from 1964 to 1996.

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