Please note the pages on this book have been produced with bevelled or rough edge to create an old style look. The publisher has deliberately chosen to produce the book this way.
Written and Illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of ANZAC The ANZAC book became the finest “trench publication” produced during the Great War, and was an instant bestseller when first released in 1916. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons, and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the trenches on Gallipoli. This long-awaited third edition is a reproduction of the original book, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Les Carlyon, an introduction from Australian War Memorial historian Ashley Ekins, and added material originally rejected by the editor, official war correspondent C.E.W. Bean. This is a quality reproduction, reminiscent of publishing standards of that era, cloth bound with marbled end papers, and printed on high quality paper. Third edition, hard cover, illustrated throughout, 240 pages.
"The material in "The Anzac Book" was conceived, written and sketched, and painted in holes in the ground while the fighting was still going on. This is what makes it unique." --Les Carlyon, author, "Gallipoli" and "The Great War"
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: March 2010
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 20.5 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 3