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- 'The ridge at the end of the world': Flanders, 1917, as an Australian disaster
- Evans, Richard W.
- The Australian memory of the First World War is dominated by Gallipoli. By comparison, the two great military disasters of the 1917 Flanders campaign, and the three even bloodier "victories" in between, are familiar only to military history buffs - and even they don't really understand their significance. In the book I am writing about disasters in Australian history, I will explore the 1917 Flanders offensive, the peculiar combination of memory and denial which surround it, and the effects of these on Australian society.
- Publication type
- Seminar, speech or other presentation
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- Paper presented at the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Seminar Series, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 12 March 2009
- Publication year
- 20th century history; Australia; Flanders; Tragedy; World War I (1914-1918)
- Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 Richard Evans.