Australians at the Great War is an authoritative and concise survey, in words and over 120 images, of Australia’s involvement in the 1914-1918 war. This highly illustrated book features works of art, weapons and vehicles, and contemporary photographs from the Memorial’s National Collection, as well as maps locating the main battles.
Peter Burness provides an explanation of Australia’s role in the Great War, from the Gallipoli campaign to the fighting in France and Belgium, and the actions of the light horse in the Middle East. He also looks at the war years on the home front, and the end of the war and its remembrance.
Peter Burness has been a senior historian at the Australian War Memorial since 1973. He has led the Memorial's annual tours to the Western Front since 1994, and has contributed over 20 entries to the Australian Dictionary of Biography. He has also written books and exhibition catalogues, as well as reviews and feature articles for a number of journals and national newspapers.
Soft cover, photographs, 152 pages.