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The Anzacs: Gallipoli to the Western Front Hardcover – 29 Nov 2007

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (29 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670041246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670041244
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 3.7 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 768,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Peter Pedersen is a leading Australian military historian who has written extensively on World War I. He is the author of the acclaimed Monash as Military Commander, books on Fromelles, Villers-Bretonneux and Hamel, and writes regularly for British and American journals. In 1990 Dr Pedersen guided Prime Ministers Thatcher and Hawke over the Gallipoli Peninsula, as part of the 75th anniversary commemoration of the campaign. He has led many tours to the Western Front and to other battlefields in Europe and Asia, including organising and leading the first British tour to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. J. Siiankoski on 8 May 2009
Format: Hardcover
I am sure that this is a great book, but Amazon failed to deliever it, failed to tell me that they couldn't deliever it and then failed to refund my money (this eventually happened after a strongly worded email). So all round a top effort from Amazon......
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Evan VINE VOICE on 30 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the better ones I've read on WW1 and I've read many. It covers the Anzacs, Australian and New Zealanders through WW1. One of if not the best fighting force in the world. They practically won the war through their fighting ability and their new and aggressive tactics after years of slaughter at the hands of incompetant British leadership. It's a big book and it's heavy and a bloody good read!
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Traces the evolution of the Australian Imperial Force in WW1 20 Aug. 2010
By Kiwi - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book traces the evolution of the Australian Imperial Force from the enthusiastic amateurs of Gallipoli to the skilled warriors of the Western Front, where, fighting in conditions of unspeakable horror and brutality, they won their legendary reputation as 'the best infantry men of the war and perhaps of all time'. By war's end the Australian Corps - a mere 9 per cent of the total British force - accounted for 22 per cent of total captures: a massive, and disproportionate, contribution to victory.

Combining detailed battle narratives with soldiers' accounts, Peter Pedersen moves from Gallipoli through Palestine to the Western Front, graphically recreating the campaigns of a war in which over 200 000 Australians - two out of every three combatants - were killed or wounded. Illustrated with over 300 photographs and artworks, this book recalls to memory the forgotten heroes, and the bloody campaigns, of the First World War.

All in all, an excellent overview.
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The Anzacs - by Peter Pedersen 14 May 2009
By Matthew Wadwell - Published on
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book - with enough information on a personal level to suit a person with a casual interest in the ANZAC's, while also containing enough detailed information to suit the more serious reader.
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