Comments on soldiers' reactions to Bean's despatch critical of their behaviour, training and sight seeing.
Covers events in Egypt, interview with Sir Ian Hamilton, the "Battle of the `Wozzer'" and the trip to Lemnos.
Describes landing at Gallipoli and initial fighting.
Describes week before and after the landing, includes extracts of signals and notes from Brig Gen D J Glasfurd's diary.
Covers events of the first week at Gallipoli, mentions events on the beach, snipers, differences between Australians and New Zealanders.
Includes reference to Sir John Monash's account of 2 May action.
Includes reference to 1st Division Artillery and 2nd Infantry Brigade; contains shorthand notes, translated in copy. Included with this item is an extract deciphered by Vera Blackburn in August 1958
Includes reference to Lt K G W Crabbe's notes on Albert Jacka's VC action.
Covers Quinn's Post, "The Dinkum Oil", the periscope rifle, flies, gas and Helles.
Includes references to Maoris' arrival, Ashmead-Bartlett, Sir John Monash and Phillip Schuler.
Includes reference to Chunuk Bair and Lone Pine.
Includes reference to Lone Pine, German Officers' Trench, the Chessboard and the Nek.
Includes reference to Lone Pine, German Officers' Trench, Otago Mounted Rifles Regiment, New Zealand Infantry Brigade, Gurkhas and POWs.
Includes reference to fighting on 6-10 August.
Includes reference to 15th and 18th Battalions, New Zealand Infantry Brigade, Hill 60 and Apex blockhouse.
Includes reference to 8th Light Horse Regiment, Hill 60 and Turkish dispositions.
Mentions writing about bayonet charges, Ashmead-Bartlett, censorship, H W Nevinson, Mitylene and the French.
Includes references to RAN Bridging Train, the landing, Sir Walter Braithwaite and Sir Ian Hamilton.
Includes references to the transport, SOUTHLAND, Lone Pine and Hill 60.
Covers Lord Kitchener's visit and "The Anzac Book" and includes sketches of Suvla, the Nek and the Sphinx.
Includes notes on the transport, SOUTHLAND, the winter, artists, "The Anzac Book" and Imbros.
Refers to the evacuation, mules, Malcolm Ross, discussions with Sir Neville Howse VC and cricket.
Also covers the evacuation.
Includes notes on Imbros, Mudros, talks with Lord Birdwood, visit to Helles and the other war correspondents.
Includes references to the Turkish bombardment of Lone Pine.
Includes references to the formation of new divisions in Egypt, and to Gallipoli.
Includes references to Mersa Matruh expedition and to the 16th Battalion, 1st Infantry Brigade and Sir John Monash at Gallipoli.
Covers "The Anzac Book", events in Egypt, Sir Brudenell White and British staff officers' opinions of Australian soldiers and assessments of Lord Birdwood.
Includes references to diary of Sir Carl Jess, Gallipoli and Lt Leonard Womersley's Suvla Bay story.
Includes references to the 4th Division march to Serapeum and Sir Brudenell White's account of the Gallipoli evacuation.
Includes references to Gallipoli (Quinn's Post, Sir John Monash etc) and the German attack of 6 May 1916.
Covers Bean's work on "The Anzac Book" accounts, talks with Lord Birdwood, Lt E Brooks, and visit by W M Hughes to Paris.
Includes notes on raid by 6th Battalion on 12 June 1916, zeppelins, T J Ryan's visit to the front and coversations with Lord Birdwood.
Includes notes on the torpedoing in September 1915 of the transport, SOUTHLAND, the fighting of 18-19 June 1916 and the 25th and 27th Battalions.
Covers the raid by the 5th Infantry Brigade, a letter to Andrew Fisher and discussions with Sir Brudenell White, Brig Gen J Charteris, Sir Alexander Godley and Maj Gen J Paton.
Covers the attack on La Boiselle and Fricourt Wood and the fighting of early July 1916; includes sketches and typescript copies of despatches.
Describes German trenches and the fighting of early July, discusses Bean's military status and mentions Vignacourt and Sir Brudenell White's predictions.
Reports conversations with Sir Nevill Smyth VC, mentions the 4th Infantry Brigade's raid of 2-3 July 1916, the fighting at Mametz Wood and Verdun and the difficulties of obtaining a car.
Describes the fighting of 15-16 July, quotes from German records and mentions the 16th Bavarian Regiment and Sir Neville Howse VC.
Includes notes on the actions at Fleurbaix and by the 8th Infantry Brigade, sketches of Pozieres, a letter from his brother Dr John Bean and copy to Sir Harold Walker and notes on the battle of Pozieres.
Lists casualties of 24 July 1916 and includes notes on units at battle of Pozieres.
Contains detailed notes on fighting of late July - early August 1916.
Includes article and letters from Bean's family about his cousin, Lt E L A Butler and describes fighting at Mouquet Farm between 16-22 August 1916.
Refers again to Lt E L A Butler; mentions 14th Battalion and Mouquet Farm fighting in the last week of August 1916.
Mentions Capt R Harwood, other war correspondents, German prisoners and the fighting of early September 1916.
Discusses Capt Duncan Maxwell and Capt C A Littler, the VC award and Mouquet Farm.
Includes letter from Bean's cousin, Mrs E Burgess, regarding a zeppelin raid, mentions W M Hughes and conscription, British officers, Bean's stay in London and naval action in the North Sea.
Comments on Lord Birdwood, war fatigue, the visit of Andrew Fisher, Sir Keith Murdoch and E A Box to the Somme front, Canadian soldiers and tanks.
Covers Bean's return visit to London, conversation with Lord Birdwood regarding conscription, inspection of the Grand Fleet and talk with Sir John Jellicoe; includes notes on the 8th Battalion at Gallipoli and Pozieres.
Discusses howitzers and artillery and refers to Sir Keith Murdoch and the Dardanelles Commission.
Mentions the military police, the 7th Infantry Brigade, Gird Trench and Bean's visit to the front with Capt J J Herbertson.
Relates "Chauvelle's" (ie Sir Harry Chauvel's) account of the Australians in Palestine, July-September 1916.
Comments on Lt Col O Howell Price's death, mentions the 1st and 3rd Battalion's attack on Lard Trench and the 3rd Battalion at Pozieres.
Reports conversations with his brother, Dr John Bean, Lord Birdwood and Sir Brudenell White and his visit to Montauban; mentions death of Brig Gen D J Glasfurd, trench feet, interviews with German prisoners, and the photographer, Lt H F Baldwin.
Refers to a visit to Mouquet Farm, Sir George Reid, Sir Robert Anderson, Brig Gen T Griffiths, the 1st Battalion and Sir John Monash's account of the 3rd Division's training.
Refers to W Dyson, German prisoners, the 9th Battalion at Gallipoli, Christmas Day and work on "The Rising Sun".
Typescript diary of the bombardment - copies of three letters to newspapers regarding the Battle of the Somme, particularly the attacks on Fricourt and La Boiselle.
Refers to Bean's visit to London, Australian cine films, the 12th Battalion during the fighting of July 1916, photographs and Gallipoli.
Covers conversations with Sir Brudenell White and includes notes on Gallipoli, Pozieres, the 22nd Battalion, Fromelles and the 57th Battalion.
Mentions the fighting of 21-24 February and conversations with Sir Brudenell White about German plans.
Describes the actions of 24 February and mentions the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Battalions, Gird Support Trench, the Maze and Malt Trench.
Refers to the Dardanelles Commission report, Bapaume, Sir John Gillibrand and the recovery of the buried diary.
Includes references to the 21st and 23rd Battalions, the 7th and 15th Infantry Brigades, Malt Trench and Lagnicourt.
Includes references to the 11th, 12th and 48th Battalions, the 1st and 3rd Infantry Brigades, Lt C Pope VC, Lagnicourt, Bullecourt and Boursies.
Includes references to the 9th Battalion and to the Turkish attack on 29 June 1915 at Gallipoli.
Includes references to the 6th Infantry Brigade, Lagnicourt, Bullecourt and Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia.
Includes references to Lagnicourt, Bullecourt and the 15th Infantry Brigade.
Includes references to Fifth Army Headquarters, Lone Pine, Sir John Gellibrand, and Lord Birdwood on the Germans at Lagnicourt.
Includes references to the 18th and 19th Battalions, the 11th Infantry Brigade, Bullecourt, gas shelling and the New Zealanders' attack at Flers.
Includes references to Messines, the 6th Division and Lord Allenby.
Includes references to Sir Brudenell White, Brig Gen W Holmes, David Lloyd George, Nieuport, Fleurbaix and Ypres sectors.
Includes references to the battle of Pilchem Ridge and to Hazebrouck.
Includes references to third battle of Ypres, Hazebrouck and the Australian artillery.
Includes references to the 7th and 8th Battalions at Pozieres.
Includes references to various artillery units, the 12th Battalion, the 2nd Tunnelling Company and the third battle of Ypres.
Includes references to Australians attached to the Royal Flying Corps.
Includes references to the 43rd and 44th Battalions, 7th Battery, 11th Field Company, Messines, Rockcliffe, Ypres and Gallipoli.
Includes references to Broodseinde and Passchendaele.
Includes references to Passchendaele and Pozieres.
Includes references to Broodseinde.
Includes references to the fighting at Decline Copse Wood.
Includes references to the 3rd Division, Lord Birdwood and the Australian Corps.
Includes references to Pozieres, Broodseinde, the Young Mens' Christian Association at Flers, Cambrai, 36th Heavy Artillery Group and No 68 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.
Includes references to Fromelles, the 24th Battalion, Mouquet Farm, the 5th Infantry Brigade and Pozieres.
Includes references to Flers attack and Bean's visit to AIF camps in Britain.
Includes letters to and from Sir Henry Gullett in Egypt.
Includes references to No 3 Tunnelling Company, Messines and the Somme winter.
Includes references to the 10th Infantry Brigade raid at Warneton.
Includes notes on the 9th and 51st Battalions, Gallipoli, Mouquet Farm and Bean's visit to Paris.
Includes references to visit to the American front, 36th Heavy Artillery Group and No 69 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.
Includes references to No 3 Tunnelling Company and the German offensive.
Includes references to the German offensive.
Includes references to photographs by Sir Hubert Wilkins and to the 4th Infantry Brigade.
Includes notes on the 5th Division, the 5th Infantry Brigade and the 33rd and 35th Battalions.
Includes references to the German attacks on Dernancourt and in Flanders.
Includes notes on photographs by Sir Hubert Wilkins and Frank Hurley, and on Baron von Richthofen, the 3rd and 48th Battalions, Bullecourt and Dernancourt.
Includes notes on the 50th, 51st and 52nd Battalions, the 13th, 14th and 15th Infantry Brigades, Baron von Richthofen and Lt C W K Sadlier VC.
Includes notes on the life of a 21st Battalion infantry man at rest.
Includes references to the 9th Infantry Brigade and the 17th and 42nd Battalions.
Includes references to the 21st and 22nd Battalions, Sgt W Ruthven VC and the Australian Corps command.
Includes notes on the 18th, 21st, 23rd and 24th Battalions and Lord Rawlinson and Sir Nevill Smyth VC.
Includes references to the 17th, 18th and 35th Battalions, Sir Brudenell White, Sir Keith Murdoch, Lord Birdwood and the command of the AIF.
Includes references to the 6th and 7th Battalions, the 1st Division and the proposed changes to the command of the AIF.
Includes references to W M Hughes, Sir Joseph Cook and the higher command of the AIF.
Includes references to W M Hughes, Sir Joseph Cook, Georges Clemenceau, the battles of August-September 1918 and various battalions and squadrons.
Includes references to artists.
Covers fighting of September - October 1918, breaking up of battalions, W M Hughes in England and France, the armistice and Bean in England.
Covers events of 9-20 October; mentions W M Hughes, Sir Keith Murdoch, negotiations with Germany and Bean's visit to London.
Includes references to the Australian Historical Mission and Lt L D McCarthy VC.