As for his racism and anti-Semitism, Bean's attitudes on race changed in later years. He conceded he'd been wrong about Monash. In the 1940s he supported the idea of a Jewish refuge in Australia.
The Anzac legend is under siege by marketers trying to cash in: but the government also has a branding stake.
Charles Bean made editorial decisions to eliminate the bloody realities of war in favour of a specially crafted and idealised construction of the Anzacs and the Gallipoli campaign.