Source Analysis. Year 9 History RRE. SOURCE A. What is this as a percentage?.
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Year 9 History
What is this as a percentage?
Highly dangerous and destructive conduct.
Not confirmed. Gossip in the ranks? Hyperbole (exaggeration)?
The value of care for your mates taken to the extreme?
Ransacking-destroying, causing havoc
On the battle front, which of these values were evident?
How does the account in SOURCE A compare with this traditional view?
Should be taken into context. This view perhaps shows the ideal view. No doubting that the soldiers were very brave to face the battle of Gallipoli in April 1915.
The traditional view presented by Historian Bean. What values are present?
Cabled report of C.E.W Bean 1915
Compare the differences in values with this source:
In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1914, about 20 000 Australians arrived in Egypt, the great majority for the first time…(By) February 1915, 131 badly behaved men were sent home in disgrace aboard the transport Kyarr, the first of more than 1300 who would be returned over the next year…
Stanley, P (2010) Bad Characters
This source shows that not all of the Australian soldiers were noble and brave. It is evidence to show the alternative view of the Anzac legend.