The Anzac Legend and the Battle of Bardia

  title={The Anzac Legend and the Battle of Bardia},
  author={Craig Stockings},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={112 - 86}
Most countries have national myths that are usually based on inspiring narratives, concepts, or images about their collective past. Many are tied to military conflict. The purpose of this article is to investigate the obscuring potential of national mythology on interpretations of military history. It aims to do so with a focus on the influence of the Australian ‘Anzac legend’ in shaping conventional understanding of the battle of Bardia, North Africa, 3—5 January 1941. Bardia was the first… 
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