ANZACS on the Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide

Author(s): Peter Pedersen

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A newly updated, 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.


Anzacs On The Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide 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. It does far more than show where the lines that generals drew on their maps actually ran on the ground and retrace the footsteps of the men advancing towards them. It is a graphic and wide-ranging record of the Australian and New Zealand achievements, and of the huge sacrifices both nations made, in what is still arguably the most grueling episode in their history.



  • A complete guide to the ANZAC battlefields on the Western Front featuring short essays on important personalities and events, details on relevant cemeteries, museums, memorials and nearby places of interest, and general travel information.

  • Carefully researched and illustrated with colorful maps and both modern and period photographs.

  • Includes information about the Sir John Monash Centre near Villers-Bretonneux in France a new interpretative museum set to open on Anzac Day 2018, coinciding with the centenary of the Year of Victory 1918.


Anzacs On The Western Front: The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide is the perfect book for historians, history buffs, military enthusiasts, and Australians and New Zealanders who want to explore the military history and battlefields of their heritage.

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PETER PEDERSEN, PHD, was Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and is one of Australia's leading military historians. On retiring from the Memorial, Dr. Pedersen was appointed consultant historian for the Australian government's commemorative projects on the Australian battlefields of the Western Front. He appears frequently on Australian television and radio and has spoken at military history conferences and seminars in Australia and abroad.

Foreword ix Preface xi About the author xii Acknowledgements xiii Note to second edition xiv Introduction xv The ANZACS on the Western Front xxiii 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: Pozieres/Mouquet Farm 37 Driving/walking the battlefield 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 battlefield 144 Local information 160 8 1917: Ypres 165 Walking Ypres 166 Local information 171 9 1917: Messines 183 Driving the battlefield 190 Local information 204 10 1917: menin road 209 Driving/walking the battlefi eld 214 Local information 225 11 1917: Polygon wood 227 Driving/walking the battlefi eld 232 Local information 244 12 1917: Broodseinde 247 Driving/walking the battlefield 250 Local information 263 13 1917: Passchendaele 267 Walking the battlefi eld 274 Local information 287 14 1918: From la signy Farm to Puisieux 289 Driving the battlefield 294 Local information 305 15 1918: dernancourt and morlancourt 307 Driving the battlefield 312 Local information 322 16 1918: villers-Bretonneux 327 Driving the battlefield 334 Local information 346 17 1918: Hazebrouck 351 Driving the battlefield 354 Local information 362 18 1918: Hamel 363 Walking the battlefield 370 Local information 379 19 1918: the German army s Black day 381 Driving the battlefield 386 Local information 398 20 1918: somme south 401 Driving the battlefi eld 404 Local information 415 21 1918: somme north 417 Driving the battlefi eld 420 Local information 427 22 1918: mont st quentin and peronne 429 Driving the battlefield 434 Local information 448 23 1918: Hindenburg outpost line 451 Driving the battlefi eld 454 Local information 462 24 1918: Hindenburg line 465 Driving the battlefield 470 Local information 486 25 1918: montbrehain 489 Walking the battlefield 492 Local information 498 26 1918: tHe new zealanders at BaPaume 499 Driving the battlefi eld 504 Local information 511 27 1918: the new zealand advance 513 Driving the battlefield 516 Local information 527 28 1918: the new zealanders at le quesnoy 529 Driving the battlefield 532 Local information 540 Useful information 543 Glossary 545 Select bibliography 546 Sources of illustrations 547 Index 549

General Fields

  • : 9780730337393
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited
  • : December 2017
  • : 250mm X 150mm X 15mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 600
  • : Peter Pedersen
  • : Peter Pedersen
  • : 940.4144
  • : 940.4144
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 2
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  • : Paperback
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