Anzacs at War

Anzacs at War

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When the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli in 1915 they had no idea that they had taken their first steps in creating what would become the Australian and New Zealand national character and a legend that would forever define them. "ANZACS at War" explores the vital role the ANZACs played in the major conflicts of the twentieth century and beyond, beginning with their heroism in the First World War and continuing through the Second World War, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf War to the present century's War on Terror. Featuring at least 15 items of facsimile memorabilia, it includes: secret memos and official orders; diaries and letters; and, battlefield maps.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 62 pages
  • 264 x 296 x 36mm | 1,301.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • approx. 150 colour/black & white photographs & colour maps
  • 1847324835
  • 9781847324832
  • 507,084

Table of contents

1. Prelude to War; 2. Gallipoli; 3. 1916 on the Western Front; 4. 1917 on the Western Front; 5. 1918 Western Front Defensive Battles; 6. Western Front: Advance to Victory; 7. 1916-1918 Sinai/Palestine; 8. 1915-1918 In the Air; 9. 1914-1918 At Sea; 10. The Australian/New Zealand Soldier; 11. Road to the Second World War; 12. 1941 The Middle East; 13. 1942 The Middle East; 14. 1943-1945 New Zealanders; 15. 1942 Australians and the Malaya-Singapore Campaign; 16. 1942 Australians in the South West Pacific Area; 17. 1943 Australians in Papua New Guinea; 18. 1944-1945 Australia's Final Campaigns; 19. 1939-1945 The Air War; 20. 1939-1945 The War at Sea; 21. Australian/New Zealand Commanders; 22. 1950-1953 Korea; 23. 1948-1965 Malayan Emergency; 24. 1962-1975 Vietnam; 25. The POW Experience; 26. Present-day Conflicts.
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About Peter Pedersen

Dr Peter Pedersen is a Senior Historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial. He has written six books on the First World War, plus numerous articles about the Second World War and the Vietnam War. Pedersen has also frequently appeared on Australian television and radio.
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