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'Once an event escapes from living history its memories become open to confection. When these events are legends, in their loss of connection to actuality they can become vehicles for sentimentality or the mythic embodiment of values society chooses for points of self-identification. The Anzac legend is a classic ­example, of fortitude against the odds, against the stupid decisions of the brass, of mates standing up for mates, of the ­pragmatic know-how of the everyman trumping the pretensions of the nobs.' (Introduction)

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