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Penny Summerfield and Corinna Peniston-Bird

, in Thomson’s research, to emphasise aspects that conformed to ‘the Anzac legend’ as opposed to those that did not. But in the case of histories that have been entirely hidden, and about which there is no legend, audiences’ non-recognition of the subject matter is likely to be profound, and to have a powerful silencing effect that works to the detriment of memory. As we have seen, the men of the Home Guard were well embedded in popular memory as a result of their representation both in wartime and in late twentieth-century popular culture. Dad’s Army generated a

in Contesting home defence
History, myth, and the New Zealand Wars
Kynan Gentry

Pakeha imagination: ‘The children played old-world soldiers at Waterloo, not Rangiriri, and new-world soldiers at the Wagon Box, not Ngatapa’. 86 By the time The New Zealand Wars was published, the ANZAC legend had also already shown itself to be far more adaptable to the myth of war experience, not to mention less controversial. 87 The New Zealand Wars had even arguably been surpassed in

in History, heritage, and colonialism
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The missing legacy of Britain’s reserved occupations
Juliette Pattinson, Arthur McIvor, and Linsey Robb

internalised the pre-​eminence of men in the Anzac legend and believed that her own wartime story  –​in 1914 she was the first woman to study agricultural science in the Southern hemisphere –​was of less public significance than her husband’s military career.’78 It is likely that reserved men similarly absorbed the primacy and prestige of the armed services. Indeed, wartime hierarchies of sacrifice seem well embedded. Many interviewees when discussing remembrance and memorialisation focused not on contribution to the war effort but rather on danger and sacrifice, two key

in Men in reserve