The general narrative about our involvement in Vietnam is one of shame, opposition and bloodshed based on an accepted lie. Not all of that is strictly true.
Scott Morrison sparring with Recep Tayyip Erdogan over Gallipoli should be taken with a grain of salt. Both men are facing voter uncertainty and an election they may lose.
With Anzac Day upon us, I believe we should resist over politicising it. The day already has a clear point, one that doesn’t require our subjective obfuscation.
Every Generation gets fooled by an idea that turns out to be a con. For me, it was the war in Vietnam.
As someone who served in Vietnam, the reaction to my service has changed markedly, but the future is away from the past.
The honouring of those lost in war is very different in Australia. Perhaps this ANZAC Day, it’s not who we remember, but rather those we forgot.
History enthusiast Lauren Ford reflects on the commemoration of Anzac Day around the nation and the new generation of young Australians leading the charge to remember the fallen.
Rainer the Cabbie has stumbled upon a great documentary on the ANZAC legend that he wants to share with the TBS community – “Lest We Forget what?”, airing on the ABC tonight.
Author Kerry White details the journey in March this year to Gallipoli made by two Vietnam veterans in order to salvage important ANZAC commemoration plaques.
Ever wonder what happens in a room full of marketing and ad execs (let’s say, from, ummm, Woolworths, as a random example) focussing on how a campaign could possibly go viral? Read on…
In this week’s #LongReads, Rich Jackson brings us Douglas Grant the Aboriginal Anzac, introduces some #SCIENCE in “Do genetics determine your life?” and PB gets app kooky with “the other side”…
As the centennial celebrations approach, David Kent warns of a half-decade set to be filled with “legislated nostalgia” of the ANZAC legend.