The ANZAC Book
The Book of Anzac was written in the trenches of Anzac at Gallipoli late in 1915. Nearly every word was written and every line under fire. Day and night, during the whole process of its composition~ the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we know of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished. The ANZAC Book was to have been a New Year Magazine to help this little British Australasian fraternity in Turkey to while away the long winter in the trenches. This CD includes, in addition to the ANZAC Book, a detailed description of the Gallipoli Campaign, reports and despatches related to the campaign, with extra photographs and maps. Profusely illustrated this book provides a classic insight into the world of the Digger. Introductions by General Birdwood and CEW Bean. Profusely illustrated, a real treasure of Australian Military History. Photos of the peninsula and troops in the field. The entire original ANZAC book captured with great clarity and preserved in PDF format. Note: this ebook includes a range of contemporary reports and documents and an overview of the Dardanelles campaign (illustrated and over 65 pages in length). There is a lot more than the fantastic ANZAC book to read and view. For example: Includes short biographies of General Birdwood, General Sir John Monash, Lord Kitchener, General Ian Hamilton and CEW Bean. Ashmead-Bartlett's report from 8 May 1915 on the Australasians Glorious Entry into the War. As well the first report from CEW Bean published in the Sydney Morning Herald on May 15 1915 headed How the Australians Fought Imperishable Fame which describes the landing and assault. Also a facsimile of the Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette of 17 May 1915 which outlines in detail the landing at Gallipoli and the Commonwealth Of Australia Gazette of 10 January 1916 which describes the evacuation. Plus General Monash's report on the evacuation dated 12 December 1915. A selection of colour propaganda posters of the campaign. A report by US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau on the failure of the Anglo-Franch assault on the Dardanelles dated 18 March 1915. Also a report by journalist Henry Nevinson on the Anglo-French setback dated the same day. A copy of Ashmead-Bartlett's explosive letter to Prime Minister Asquith on the prosepcts for the campaign dated 18 September 1915. 322 pages and many photographs and colour illustrations. A great memento of the campaign.