The Anzac Illusion: Anglo-Australian Relations during World War I

  • Publish Date: 1993-01-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Eric Montgomery Andrews
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The myth of Anzac has been one of Australia's most enduring. The belief in the superior fighting qualities of Australian soldiers in the First World War is part of national consciousness and the much touted special relationship of Britain and Australia during the War accepted as fact. This provocative and wide ranging book is a reassessment of Australia's role in World War I and its relations--military, economic, political and psychological--with Britain. Professor Andrews shows that it suited all parties--in Britain and Australia--to propagate the myth of Anzac for their own purposes.