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Anzacs on the Western Front : The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide - Peter Pedersen

Anzacs on the Western Front

The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

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Published: 21st September 2011
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A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields.

With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the often larger-than-life personalities who took part them. Following a chronological order from 1916 through 1918, the book leads readers through every major engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and includes tactical considerations and extracts from the personal diaries of soldiers. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to explore the battlefields of the Western Front, either in-person or from the comfort of home.

About the Author

Dr. Peter Pedersen is Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and one of Australia’s leading military historians. He has written seven books on Australia in the First World War and led many battlefield tours to the Western Front. He was magnificently assisted in the preparation of this guide by Brigadier Chris Roberts AM, CSC (Retd).

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Fantastic Resource

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  • Broad Appeal
  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Well Written

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    • Reference
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Anzacs on the Western Front:

    Great reference offering an invaluable insight into the battlefield locations and conflict history.

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    About the author viii

    Acknowledgements ix

    Introduction x

    The ANZACs on the Western Front xvii

    1 1916: BOIS-GRENIER/FLEURBAIX 1

    Driving the battlefield 6

    Local information 12

    2 1916: FROMELLES 13

    Walking the battlefield 20

    Local information 31

    3 1916: SOMME: POZIÈRES/MOUQUET FARM 37

    Driving/walking the battlefi eld 46

    Local information 68

    4 1916: SOMME: NEW ZEALANDERS AT FLERS 73

    Driving/walking the battlefield 78

    Local information 88

    5 1916-17: SOMME: AUSTRALIANS AT FLERS AND GUEUDECOURT 91

    Driving/walking the battlefield 96

    Local information 101

    6 1917: AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE, GERMAN COUNTERATTACK 105

    Driving the battlefield 112

    Local information 131

    7 1917: BULLECOURT 135

    Walking the battlefi eld 144

    Local information 160

    8 1917: YPRES 165

    Walking Ypres 166

    Local information 171

    9 1917: MESSINES 181

    Driving the battlefield 188

    Local information 202

    10 1917: MENIN ROAD 207

    Driving/walking the battlefield 212

    Local information 223

    11 1917: POLYGON WOOD 225

    Driving/walking the battlefield 230

    Local information 242

    12 1917: BROODSEINDE 245

    Driving/walking the battlefield 248

    Local information 261

    13 1917: PASSCHENDAELE 265

    Walking the battlefield 272

    Local information 285

    14 1918: FROM LA SIGNY FARM TO PUISIEUX 287

    Driving the battlefield 292

    Local information 303

    15 1918: DERNANCOURT AND MORLANCOURT 305

    Driving the battlefield 310

    Local information 320

    16 1918: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX 325

    Driving the battlefield 332

    Local information 344

    17 1918: HAZEBROUCK 349

    Driving the battlefield 352

    Local information 360

    18 1918: HAMEL 361

    Walking the battlefield 368

    Local information 377

    19 1918: THE GERMAN ARMY'S BLACK DAY 379

    Driving the battlefield 384

    Local information 396

    20 1918: SOMME SOUTH 399

    Driving the battlefield 402

    Local information 413

    21 1918: SOMME NORTH 415

    Driving the battlefield 418

    Local information 425

    22 1918: MONT ST QUENTIN AND PERONNE 427

    Driving the battlefield 432

    Local information 446

    23 1918: HINDENBURG OUTPOST LINE 449

    Driving the battlefield 452

    Local information 460

    24 1918: HINDENBURG LINE 463

    Driving the battlefield 468

    Local information 484

    25 1918: MONTBREHAIN 487

    Walking the battlefi eld 490

    Local information 496

    26 1918: THE NEW ZEALANDERS AT BAPAUME 497

    Driving the battlefield 502

    Local information 509

    27 1918: THE NEW ZEALAND ADVANCE 511

    Driving the battlefield 514

    Local information 525

    28 1918: THE NEW ZEALANDERS AT LE QUESNOY 527

    Driving the battlefield 530

    Local information 538

    Useful information 541

    Glossary 542

    Select bibliography 543

    Sources of illustrations 544

    Index 546

    ISBN: 9781742169811
    ISBN-10: 1742169813
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 600
    Published: 21st September 2011
    Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 14.1  x 2.64
    Weight (kg): 0.96