The Anzac legend: popular memory theory into practice in Australia

Thomson, Alistair (2003) The Anzac legend: popular memory theory into practice in Australia. In: Perks, Robert and Thomson, Alistair (eds.) The Oral History Reader. Routledge, London, pp. 189-201. ISBN 9780415343039

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