Civil War Institute
On April 25, 2015, record crowds were drawn from across Australia and New Zealand to the annual Anzac Day celebrations. This year’s commemoration was extra special, for it marked the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign. Several of my primary news sources reported heavily on the festivities and it all got me thinking again about how people rally around these patriotic, semi-historical holidays even if the holidays are often distorted reflections of the historic events that they are meant to commemorate [excerpt].
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Lavery, Kevin P., "Memory on Parade: The Gallipoli Centenary and Anzac Day Commemoration" (2015). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 98.