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Gallipoli: Who do you think we are? by Ashley Ekins

First World War (1914-18)
Army, Navy

As another ANZAC Day approaches, the story of the Gallipoli landing and the 8 month long campaign that followed will be retold. Most accounts will dwell on stories of the Anzac spirit: reckless courage, endurance, humour in adversity and above all, mateship. Yet how well do we Australians actually know the history of Gallipoli that has become a central part of our national foundation story? The Gallipoli story, especially as it is widely understood, is riddled with paradoxes and misconceptions. In this talk, Ashley Ekins brings fresh findings and revealing observations to these important issues.