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Re: How rude!

Date: 3/13/2002
Time: 7:38:16 PM
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The point is history is about perspective. You want to compare a dramatisation with the real thing. Your teacher has set you the task not only to sort fact from fiction, but to also discover the reasons why the truth is manipulated. eg. The Lighthorsemen credits ONE British Officer with laying the deception. In other parts of this discussion, you have been told that it was a actually performed by more. The question is, how does this distort the view? James Wright's character can't shoot a retreating Turk, but John Walton's claims its like shooting rabbits. (A scene probably borrowed from Idriess where he states in his diary that Turks often used to lay such ambushes.)That Tas is killed during the charge only reinforces his own views on surviving the conflict. Frank dies because it shows the rudimentary nature of the medical pactices. When the Ambulances follow the charge, this shows the development of the medical services (remember the cacolet scene?) which is to be compared with the near non existence, initially, of Casualty Clearing stations on Gallipoli. Do you see why the bibliography is so important? It's due in two weeks. I bet it was set earlier. It's up to you. What do you want? An A or a C?

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