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This conference paper was originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (2004). Constructing the Anzac image: A study of Australia's first three Gallipoli movies. In M. Dooley (Ed.), Credits rolling!. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra, 2-5 December (pp. 127-136). Canberra, Australia: National Film and Sound Archive.



Australia’s first three Gallipoli movies were released in 1915-1916, the first two while the Anzacs were still fighting on the peninsula. This paper traces their origin and making, their reception and recent efforts to locate and identify surviving images. The meaning of the films and their representations is placed in the context of other photographic representations at the time.


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