Scates, Bruce: Return

Scates, Bruce

Return to Gallipoli: Walking the Battlefields of the Great War, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge and Melbourne, 2006; later editions, including e-book

One of a number of publications by this author seeking to reconstruct the reality of war by close physical acquaintance with the battlefields. The book ‘explores the memory of the Great War through the historical experience of pilgrimage. It examines the significance these “sacred sites” have acquired in the hearts and minds of successive generations and charts the complex responses of young and old, soldier and civilian, the pilgrims of the 1920s and today’s backpacker travellers.’ (blurb) A review is here and the author talks about the book here.

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