First World War Official Histories

Accession Number AWMOHWW1
Collection type Published Collection
Title First World War Official Histories
Object types Book
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia copyright
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The Official History of Australia in the War of 19141918 is a12-volume series covering Australias involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by the official historian Charles Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The books, with their familiar covers, “the colour of dried blood in the words of one reviewer, rapidly became highly regarded internationally. Beans work established the tradition and set the standard for all subsequent Australian official war histories.

Introduction by Dr Peter Stanley, Historian
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