The Influence of Dramas on the Anzac Legend Between the Wars

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Reynaud, D. (2001). The influence of dramas on the Anzac legend between the wars. Illusions: New Zealand Moving Image and Performing Arts Criticism, 32 Winter, 9-15.

ISSN: 0112-9341


The Anzac legend has never been static. Between the two World Wars it underwent significant change, developing a distinctively Australian bush flavour though not denying its strong British connection. This article traces the interactions of the changes in the legend with its representation in Australian interwar films.


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