Dr Bart Ziino – Gallipoli in Retrospect Seminar
The first in a series of public events to mark the centenary of the First World War, ‘Gallipoli in Retrospect’ brought together three Deakin scholars to examine the Gallipoli campaign in its local, personal and military guises.
Listen to Professor David Lowe‘s welcome and introduction:
Showcasing new research, the symposium exposed the intimacy of the war for those at the front and those at home, taking us inside the experience of the campaign that plunged Australia into the realities of the First World War.
Dr Matthew Richards uncovered local efforts in Geelong to make sense of the war and the impact of the fighting and losses at Gallipoli. ‘No socks for cold footers’ captured the tensions building within the local community.
(Matthew Richards, ‘No socks for cold-footers: Geelong and the Great War’. Audio coming soon).
In a forthright examination Dr Dale Blair drew on his extensive research into the campaign to reassess our understanding of Gallipoli today. Dr Blair addressed the strategic and tactical conduct of the campaign, as well as the national biases that have affected analysis of the campaign for a century.
(Dale Blair, ‘Gallipoli, Australia’s greatest victory: A reflection on popular misconceptions about the Gallipoli campaign’. Audio coming soon).
Dr Bart Ziino looked deep into private experiences of those who experienced the war at home, and the tension of waiting and hoping that loved ones at the front would be safe, even as the war grew ever bigger.
(Bart Ziino, ‘Gallipoli and the private war at home’. Audio coming soon).
The second seminar in this series will take place on Friday 29 April, when Dr Janet Butler and Dr Ruth Lee will investigate the experiences of two extraordinary Geelong women at war.
Details to follow soon.