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

Author(s): Peter Pedersen

History

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.


Product Information

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 Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
  • : January 2018
  • : 250mm X 150mm X 15mm
  • : Australia
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 600
  • : Peter Pedersen
  • : Peter Pedersen
  • : en
  • : en
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 600