Lest We Remember, 2015. 

Lest We Remember is a graphic essay about what is remembered and forgotten in Australia on Anzac Day.

This comic was shortlisted for the 2016 Ledger Awards. It was also a Medium staff pick and featured article. It has been used as teaching material in high school history classes and is my most popular and widely read comic to date.

You can read the comic in full below. If you buy a print copy, $4 from every copy sold is donated to the Refugee Art Project.

 
 

 
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  Quote from General Sir Ian Hamilton, in a 1914 letter to the British Prime Minister. Hamilton would later command the Anzac campaign.

Quote from General Sir Ian Hamilton, in a 1914 letter to the British Prime Minister. Hamilton would later command the Anzac campaign.

  The Turkish death toll estimate can be found     here    . The Armenian death toll estimate appears in Geoffrey Robertson’s book     ‘An Inconvenient genocide    ’ . For Australia’s official stance on the Armenian deaths, see     this link    .

The Turkish death toll estimate can be found here. The Armenian death toll estimate appears in Geoffrey Robertson’s book ‘An Inconvenient genocide’ . For Australia’s official stance on the Armenian deaths, see this link.

 
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  Fred Farrall, a Digger who fought at the Somme; interviewed by historian Alistair Thomson in the 1980s.

Fred Farrall, a Digger who fought at the Somme; interviewed by historian Alistair Thomson in the 1980s.

 
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  James Brown, Lowy Institute Military Fellow, defence analyst and former officer.

James Brown, Lowy Institute Military Fellow, defence analyst and former officer.

 
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Further Reading

Marilyn Lake and Henry Reynolds, What’s Wrong with Anzac? The Militarisation of Australian HistoryNew South: Sydney, 2010.

James Brown, Anzac’s Long Shadow: The Cost of Our National ObsessionRedback: Collingwood, 2014.

Alistair Thomson, ‘Anzac Memories: putting popular memory theory into practice in Australia’. Reproduced as chapter 25 of ‘The Oral History Reader’, edited by Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson. Routledge: London, 2004.

Bruce Scates, ‘Political rhetoric makes a parody of remembrance’. The Age, April 23rd 2015.

Geoffrey Robertson, An Inconvenient Genocide. Vintage: North Sydney, 2014.

Robert Manne, ‘A Turkish Tale: Gallipoli and the Armenian Genocide’. The Monthly, February 2007.