We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Orders from the Memorial’s Collection

Please place image, film and sound orders before Monday 28 November, every effort will be made to ensure you receive your orders before Christmas Day.

Orders for books and merchandise from the Online Shop

Please place orders by Monday 12 December to ensure Christmas Day delivery.

The Online Shop will close from midday 24 December 2016 and reopen 3 January 2017. Orders can still be placed during this period but will not be dispatched until after 3 January. If you wish to contact us please email esales@awm.gov.au and we will respond to your email as soon as we return.

 

The Anzac book

Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the men of Anzac

The Anzac book became the finest “trench publication” produced during the Great War, and was an instant bestseller when first released in 1916. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons, and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the trenches on Gallipoli. This long-awaited third edition is a reproduction of the original book, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Les Carlyon, an introduction from Australian War Memorial historian Ashley Ekins, and added material originally rejected by the editor, official war correspondent C.E.W. Bean. This is a quality reproduction, reminiscent of the finest publishing standards of that era, cloth bound with marbled end papers, and printed on high quality paper. Third edition, hard cover, illustrated throughout, 240 pages.

Read the speech given by Les Carlyon at the launch of the Anzac Book.

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