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Lest We Forget What? (2015)

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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Rachel Landers

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Rachel Landers
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Kate Aubusson Kate Aubusson ... Self - Host
Joan Beaumont Joan Beaumont ... Self (as Professor Joan Beaumont)
Rhys Crawley Rhys Crawley ... Self (as Dr. Rhys Crawley)
Joe Flick Joe Flick ... Self
Roger Lee Roger Lee ... Self (as Dr. Roger Lee)
Jim Molan Jim Molan ... Self (as Major General Jim Molan)
Brendan Nelson Brendan Nelson ... Self (as The Honourable Dr. Brendan Nelson)
Robin Prior Robin Prior ... Self (as Professor Robin Prior)
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Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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Essential viewing for understanding the "Anzac Legend"
26 April 2015 | by LammasuswatchSee all my reviews

You think you know about the Anzacs at Gallipoli because you've seen the movie?

The Anzac legend has become a large part of the 'creation myth' that contributes to Australia's modern day identity. But just how true is the story we think we know?

We may have already taken the trouble to think a bit beyond the 'official story' that the powers-that-be encourage us to believe and identify with. Or our understanding may already go beyond the highly emotive but possibly artificial experiences of organised journeys such as Anzac Day pilgrimages to Anzac Cove. But are we still seeing this story through highly rose-coloured glasses?

In this very interesting documentary, presenter and journalist Kate Aubusson goes on a journey of discovery to find out something about her own forbears who fought for Australia in the Great War. With the help of some of Australia's foremost military and wartime historians, such as Professors Robin Prior and Joan Beaumont, and Drs Roger Lee and Rhys Crawley, as well as retired Major General Jim Molan, she discovers a lot of things that aren't exactly in line with the story we all know. Or think we do.

If you want to know the real story of ANZAC in Gallipoli and on the Western Front, this is a very good place to start. It may at the very least stop you acting like a national embarrassment when you visit these foreign battlefields as part of your overseas trip. And just maybe it may awake in you the desire to learn more about our fascinating true history, and open your eyes to some things that you might think we should have got right by this time.

Well worth a look!


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19 April 2015 (Australia) See more »

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Gallipoli, Turkey See more »

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Pony Films Pty. Ltd. See more »
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