DISCUSSION TOPIC: GALLIPOLI AND WORLD WAR I


PROCEDURE:  Browse extensively in the following two sites:

Gallipoli In The News

Gallipoli And World War I Web-Sites And Articles


SOME POSSIBLE QUESTIONS:

What are the Australian and New Zealand "myths" of Gallipoli?  How is this battle said to have forged these nations?

Why do you think the pull of Gallipoli has become, if anything, stronger for Australians as World War I fades into the past?

How would you assess the rituals, commentaries and controversies that have been associated with Anzac Day (April 25) in recent decades?

How would you begin to assess the Anzac myth?  Is it a positive one?  Harmless?  Dangerous?  What emphases, silences and distortions do you consider to be most important?

What is the Turkish myth of Gallipoli?  Who was Kemal Ataturk and how does his story intersect with the Turkish myth of Gallipoli?

How would you compare and contrast the Australian relationship with Gallipoli and the Canadian relationship with Vimy Ridge (1917)?

How does the story of the Armenians overlap with Gallipoli both in history and in collective memory?


 

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