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ANZACS on the Western Front


ANZACS on the Western Front

The Australian War Memorial Battlefield Guide
1. Aufl.

von: Peter Pedersen, Chris Roberts

25,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 15.03.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781118238325
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 300

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A lavishly illustrated account of the ANZACs involvement in the Western Front--complete with walking and driving tours of 28 battlefields With rare photographs and documents from the Australian War Memorial archive and extensive travel information, this is the most comprehensive guide to the battlefields of the Western Front on the market. Every chapter covers not just the battles, but the often larger-than-life personalities who took part in them. Following a chronological order from 1916 through 1918, the book leads readers through every major engagement the Australian and New Zealanders fought in and includes tactical considerations and extracts from the personal diaries of soldiers. This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to explore the battlefields of the Western Front, either in-person or from the comfort of home.  
About the author viii Acknowledgements ix Introduction x The ANZACs on the Western Front xvii 1 1916: BOIS-GRENIER/FLEURBAIX 1 Driving the battlefield 6 Local information 12 2 1916: FROMELLES 13 Walking the battlefield 20 Local information 31 3 1916: SOMME: POZIÈRES/MOUQUET FARM 37 Driving/walking the battlefi eld 46 Local information 68 4 1916: SOMME: NEW ZEALANDERS AT FLERS 73 Driving/walking the battlefield 78 Local information 88 5 1916-17: SOMME: AUSTRALIANS AT FLERS AND GUEUDECOURT 91 Driving/walking the battlefield 96 Local information 101 6 1917: AUSTRALIAN ADVANCE, GERMAN COUNTERATTACK 105 Driving the battlefield 112 Local information 131 7 1917: BULLECOURT 135 Walking the battlefi eld 144 Local information 160 8 1917: YPRES 165 Walking Ypres 166 Local information 171 9 1917: MESSINES 181 Driving the battlefield 188 Local information 202 10 1917: MENIN ROAD 207 Driving/walking the battlefield 212 Local information 223 11 1917: POLYGON WOOD 225 Driving/walking the battlefield 230 Local information 242 12 1917: BROODSEINDE 245 Driving/walking the battlefield 248 Local information 261 13 1917: PASSCHENDAELE 265 Walking the battlefield 272 Local information 285 14 1918: FROM LA SIGNY FARM TO PUISIEUX 287 Driving the battlefield 292 Local information 303 15 1918: DERNANCOURT AND MORLANCOURT 305 Driving the battlefield 310 Local information 320 16 1918: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX 325 Driving the battlefield 332 Local information 344 17 1918: HAZEBROUCK 349 Driving the battlefield 352 Local information 360 18 1918: HAMEL 361 Walking the battlefield 368 Local information 377 19 1918: THE GERMAN ARMY'S BLACK DAY 379 Driving the battlefield 384 Local information 396 20 1918: SOMME SOUTH 399 Driving the battlefield 402 Local information 413 21 1918: SOMME NORTH 415 Driving the battlefield 418 Local information 425 22 1918: MONT ST QUENTIN AND PÉRONNE 427 Driving the battlefield 432 Local information 446 23 1918: HINDENBURG OUTPOST LINE 449 Driving the battlefield 452 Local information 460 24 1918: HINDENBURG LINE 463 Driving the battlefield 468 Local information 484 25 1918: MONTBREHAIN 487 Walking the battlefi eld 490 Local information 496 26 1918: THE NEW ZEALANDERS AT BAPAUME 497 Driving the battlefield 502 Local information 509 27 1918: THE NEW ZEALAND ADVANCE 511 Driving the battlefield 514 Local information 525 28 1918: THE NEW ZEALANDERS AT LE QUESNOY 527 Driving the battlefield 530 Local information 538 Useful information 541 Glossary 542 Select bibliography 543 Sources of illustrations 544 Index 546
Dr Peter Pedersen is Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial and one of Australia's leading military historians. He has written seven books on Australia in the First World War and led many battlefield tours to the Western Front. He was magnificently assisted in the preparation of this guide by Brigadier Chris Roberts AM, CSC (Retd).

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