We are now at the dawn of a cathartic moment in Australia’s history, whatever reservations might be held about the mythology of Gallipoli, and it’s various interpretations. We should brace ourselves for an outpouring of nationalist sentiment and revisionist perspective. This will not be a moment without controversy as the nation prepares for a period of reflection.
On April 25th, 2014 (The Great War began on July 28th, 1914) we will begin the countdown to the centenary of the Gallipoli landings of 1915 that resulted in Australia’s worst military defeat, and, in the conventional view, the birth of a nation.
Tony Walker, International Editor
Australian Financial Review