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  • Editor's note: Charles Bean was instrumental in creating the Anzac Legend, first as the official Australian war correspondent with the AIF and later as war historian. His epic Official History consolidated the view that Australia came to 'know itself' during the years of foreign fighting. Bean admired the battle performance of the Diggers, but was less impressed by their demeanour behind-the-lines. Appalled by the behaviour of Australian troops stationed near Cairo before the Dardanelles campaign, Bean voiced his concerns in an open letter to the Australian press serving notice of the return home of the incorrigibles. What to Know in Egypt is Bean's admonitory guidebook for the touring soldiers.

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    y separately published work icon On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel On the Warpath : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel Robin Gerster (editor), Peter Pierce (editor), Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 Z1108788 2004 anthology prose autobiography extract poetry criticism diary essay travel war literature 'This anthology reveals the many ways in which going to war has formed a cultural bridge between Australia and the world. From the Sudan in 1885 to Afghanistan in 2001, the connection of war to travel is illustrated by writers and reveals how the experience of war has both broadened and refined (and sometimes distorted) Australian views of the world.' From cover of On the War-Path : An Anthology of Australian Military Travel (2004) Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2004 pg. 85-88
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