This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War's Gallipoli campaign, 25 April 1915 to 9 July 1916. Australian War Memorial: Treasures of the Gallipoli Collections takes not only a military perspective, but also approaches the subject of Gallipoli in terms of its social impact and its role in commemoration and nation-building. Utilising the Memorial's immensely rich and varied National Collection, Australian War Memorial: Treasures of the Gallipoli Collections provides a tangible link to the ANZAC tradition and gives an unparalleled insight into its many facets. The legend and reality of ANZAC is encapsulated within the relics, photographs, artworks, documentary records, personal diaries and letters, that are displayed to dramatic and moving effect in a beautifully designed and produced commemorative volume.
Peter Pedersen, formerly Head of the Research Centre at the Australian War Memorial, is one of Australia's leading military historians. He has written eight books on the First World War including The Anzacs: Gallipoli to the Western Front, and has led many battlefield tours to Gallipoli, the Western Front and other battlefields in Europe and Asia. Dr Pedersen is currently consultant historian to the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs.