The essential companion, fully revised and updated, to the Australian battlefields on the Western Front, this new edition features:
Fully updated tour itineraries, including a new dedicated Villers-Bretonneux tour
- Information about new memorials and museums opened since the book was first published, including the new cemetery and visitors centre at Fromelles
- Fully updated travel tips, accommodation listings and web resources
- New personal accounts from soldiers that allow you to view the war through the eyes of the Anzacs
Covering the fourteen most important Anzac battlefields, including Passchendaele, Pozieres and Bullecourt, each with its own illustrated walking tour, this is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to walk in the footsteps of the first Anzacs, see where they fought, and marvel at their spirit and bravery.
Designed around easily accessible walking routes, each tour features a description of the battle, moving quotes from some of the men who fought there, and highlights areas of interest that you can expect to see on your walk including battlefield landmarks, memorials to the men who fought there and the cemeteries where many of them still lie.
More than a travel guide, this is an absorbing read for anyone who wants to go Walking with the Anzacs
.About the Author
Mat McLachlan is one of Australia's leading war historians and battlefield guides, and has spent almost two decades following in the footsteps of Australian troops on battlefields around the world. His 2007 book, Walking with the Anzacs
, is considered the definitive guide to Australian battlefields on the Western Front.
It was reprinted in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Mat also produced and appears in the First World War documentary Lost in Flanders, which aired on the ABC in April 2009. His second book, Gallipoli: The Battlefield Guide
, was published in 2010 and is the most comprehensive guide to the Australian battlefields of Gallipoli yet published. He also appears regularly as a historian on the ABC, The History Channel, Channel 7's Sunrise and Radio 2GB. Mat is the founder of Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours and personally designs all our tours.
As fitting a memorial to a lost generation of men as a cenotaph - Weekend Australian
McLachlan really has walked in the footsteps of the Anzacs, and done a fine job of it - Sun-Herald