Author(s): Richard Pelvin
Released to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War this powerful visual account of Australian soldiers fighting in the First World War, featuring rare archive photography from the Australian War Memorial. Over 500 rarely seen photographs, historic maps, letters, and diary entries bring the story of the First World War to life, including the devastating Gallipoli campaign. An intimate portrayal of the very human side of battle, it conveys not only the horrors of war and the hardships the Anzacs suffered, but also the dignity, bravery, valour and humanity they came to embody.
Richard Pelvin has worked for the Defence Department in a range of roles including ten years in the historical sections of the Army and Navy. He was a Curator of Official Records at the Australian War Memorial. He has written and published widely on military, naval and aviation history.