With ANZAC day coming up, it is timely to take some time to reflect on Australia’s involvement in international conflict and so gain a better understanding of what ANZAC Day is all about. This new offering from Allen and Unwin is a wonderful tool for such reflection, or for educational purposes.
Anzacs at War: From Gallipoli to the Present Day is a hardcover offering which explores Australia’s involvement in the major conflicts of the twentieth century and beyond, and the ways in that involvement shaped the national character. Using over 150 photographs, to provide a vivid pictorial record, the book also has a hands on element in the form of recreated facsimile documents including maps, telegrams, letters and more, in slips attached to pages. Readers can read these documents in something approaching their original form alongside historian Dr Peter Pederson’s analysis and discussion.
An excellent resource and an absorbing read.
Anzacs at War: From Gallipoli to the Present Day, by Dr Peter Pedersen
Allen & Unwin, 2010
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