Commemoration, memory, and forgotten histories: The complexity and limitations of Australian Army biography
Dean, P. J. (2010). Commemoration, memory, and forgotten histories: The complexity and limitations of Australian army biography. War and Society, 29(2), 118-136. doi: 10.1179/204243410X12796373846347
Military biography in Australia raises questions about the specific historiography more generally, and about the commemorative and celebratory tendencies in Australian military writing. Recent advances in the field illustrate the continuing tensions within the writing of military history in Australia, and reflect some of the same tendencies elsewhere in the English speaking world.
Peer-reviewed, Biography, Military, History, Army, Australia, Memory, Commemoration, Military biography, Life Writing