Beersheba and the politics of remembrance

Cartoon: renactment of the lighthorse charge on Beersheba

“After being a footnote in military history for decades, the charge of Beersheba has its big moment thanks to the politics of remembrance”.

A big moment stripped of context (the inspiration for this particular cartoon), as old lies are given new meaning.

(The Canberra Times, 1 November 2017 | Gallery of most recent cartoons)

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