ANZACS on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide - Pedersen & Roberts.
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 in 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. The book is a comprehensive guide to the ANZAC battlefields on the Western Front. Numerous drives and walks, all meticulously researched and illustrated by colour maps and modern and period photographs from the Australian War Memorial archive, enable the action on those battlefields to be followed. Personal accounts vividly bring that action to life and succinct narratives give the necessary historical context. Going beyond the battlefields, the guide also includes short essays on important personalities and events, details on relevant cemeteries, museums, memorials and nearby places of interest, and general travel information. All the Australian and New Zealand VC actions are pinpointed and described.