ABC's John Howard on Robert Menzies documentary dismissed as 'propaganda'
If you're watching a documentary hosted by Howard about his political hero Menzies, and with a stated aim to put a more positive spin on the era than is common in most Left influenced commentary, it seems a bit silly to complain about it.
I found it better than I expected: I think it gave a reasonably good (if brief) treatment of the issue of how Communism faired in Australia at the time, which I found particularly interesting.
I also liked how clear much of the archival film was. (Digitally restored, I would assume.)
As I have noted before, when you're watching historical film in colour instead of black and white, it really does seem to make the past seem not as distant as it otherwise can feel.