Australians in World War 1 - full set

Department of Veterans' Affairs

This set collects all five books in the series Australians in World War 1. The wartime history series from the Deparment of Veterans' Affairs focuses on the experiences of Australians serving at Gallipoli; in the Australia Light Horse, Royal Australian Navy and Australian Flying Corps; and on the Australian home front. Each publication contains a large number of photographs and a brief essay.

Australian Light Horse - From its brilliant defence of Romani in August 1916 until the capture of Damascus in October 1918, the Australian Light Horse played a pivotal role in the First World War Palestine campaign. 84 pages.

Royal Australian Navy - The Royal Australian Navy began operations almost as soon as war was declared in August 1914. For the next four years Australian ships could be found in seas and oceans the world over from the South Pacific, to the coast of Africa, up wild New Guinean rivers, throughout the Mediterranean and North Atlantic to the home waters off Australia’s coast. 128 pages.

Gallipoli - For many Australians, the landings at ANZAC Cove and the battles of Lone Pine and the Nek have become defining moments in our country’s history. Fewer Australians, however, know of the sinking of the Australian submarine AE2, the high casualty rate suffered by Australian forces at Krithia, or the work of the Australian Army Nursing Service on nearby Lemnos, all of which are part of the Gallipoli story. 168 pages.

Australian Flying Corps - While the country’s attention was firmly on the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, a small group of Australian airmen and ground personnel were also making history in the deserts of Mesopotamia. Known as the Mesopotamian Half Flight, they were the first Australian military aviation unit to embark on active service. 140 pages.

Home Front - The experiences of the millions of Australians who lived through the four years of the First World War in their homes and workplaces, rather than on the front line overseas, varied: there was the sobering news of battles; heart-broken mourning for relatives and friends killed in action; heated debates over conscription; long hours spent in practical efforts to support the troops, bringing excitement and a sense of purpose; wartime restrictions on recreations; and even internment behind barbed wire for those Australians considered to be potential enemies. 135 pages.

Five soft cover books, photographs throughout.

As promoted in the Australian War Memorial Education Resources 2014 brochure. Product features a 10% discount, no further reductions apply.

Australians in World War 1 - full set