A classic icon of Australia's baptism of fire at Gallipoli the Anzac
Book makes a lasting impression reflecting the spirit of the men now
long gone who experienced the tragedy of the campaign in the
Dardenelles. The Diggers went onto fight 3 more years of a ceaseless
and devastating war of attrition. How many of the men who contributed
to this book survived can be surmised by the the sad fact that two thirds of
Australia's fighting men were killed or wounded in the war. A tragic
waste of a generation. This book serves as their memorial.
Profusely illustrated this book provides a
classic insight into the world of the Digger.
Introductions by General Birdwood and CEW
Bean. Profusely illustrated, a real treasure of Australian Military
History. Photos of the peninsula and troops in the field. The entire
original ANZAC book captured with great clarity and preserved in PDF
this ebook collection includes a range of contemporary
reports and documents and an overview of the Dardanelles campaign
(illustrated and over 65 pages in length). There is a lot more than
the fantastic ANZAC book to read and view. For example:
Includes short biographies of General
Birdwood, General Sir John Monash, Lord Kitchener, General Ian
Hamilton and CEW Bean.
Ashmead-Bartlett's report from 8 May 1915
on the Australasians Glorious Entry into the War.
As well the first report from CEW Bean
published in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 15 1915 headed How the
Australians Fought Imperishable Fame which describes the landing and
Also a facsimile of the Commonwealth Of
Australia Gazette of 17 May 1915 which outlines in detail the landing
at Gallipoli and the
Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette of 10
January 1916 which describes the evacuation.
Plus General Monash's report on the
evacuation dated 12 December 1915.
A selection of colour propaganda posters
of the campaign.
A report by US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau
on the failure of the Anglo-Franch assault on the Dardanelles dated 18
March 1915. Also a report by journalist Henry Nevinson on the
Anglo-French setback dated the same day.
A copy of Ashmead-Bartlett's explosive
letter to Prime Minister Asquith on the prosepcts for the campaign
dated 18 September 1915.
322 pages and many photographs and colour
illustrations. A great memento of the campaign.