Charles Bean and Gallipoli are forever closely bound. Serving as the official Australian war correspondent from the landing to the evacuation, Charles Bean was able to dedicate his days and nights to witnessing and recording the events that would form the Anzac legend. In writing his diaries, Bean also provided an extraordinary insight into his own emotions - his joys and sorrows, hopes and fears, loves and hates - and those he admired or disdained, the heroes and villains of the Anzac story. Charles Bean's Gallipoli extracts the essence of Gallipoli from his diaries and rewards the reader with a clearer understanding of what it was like to live and die there. Charles Bean's Gallipoli also showcases a remarkable collection of photographs, the majority of which were obtained from the private collections of soldiers who took their cameras to war. Most of these photographs, selected to illustrate Charles Bean's diary extracts, have not previously been published and provide another fascinating perspective on the Gallipoli campaign.
Untold Stories from War Correspondent Charles Bean and Front-line Anzacs : a 90th Anniversary Tribute
Author: Jonathan King
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Category: World War, 1914-1918
Commemorates the 90th anniversary of Gallipoli. Superb photographic book brings to life the untold stories of front-line Anzacs and the war Correspondent Charles Bean (Sydney Morning Herald) with photographs from Phillip Schuler (The Age). Although Australian originated, this book has significant NZ content. Gallipoli was a tragic campaign: 2000 Anzacs slaughtered in first 24 hours; 11,410 Anzacs in the nine months (of which 2700 were New Zealanders). This unique book combines for the first time the official recordings of Bean and Schuler: many of the photos never published before. extracts from Bean's private diaries in which he recorded the realities he was not allowed to print in his newspaper stories because of wartime censorship. Another unique element are the personal stories of more than 100 Australians and NZers who served at Gallipoli. Following an appeal to readers, the Sydney Morning Herals, The Age and Dominion Post were inundated with memorabilia, diaries and photos from families to include in this book.
The essential travel companion for anyone visiting Gallipoli. Each year, thousands of Australians visit Gallipoli to pay homage and see where their forebears fought, suffered and died. Anzac Cove, Quinn's Post, Lone Pine - the iconic places where our national legend was forged. In this essential and authoritative guide, practical information is combined with historical detail, alongside revealing and often heartrending quotes from the letters and diaries of the Anzacs themselves. - Detailed easy-to-follow plans for walking and driving tours across the main battlefields - Maps, photos and historical commentary to put the campaign in context - Everything you need to know where to go, where to stay and how to get there. Walk where the Anzacs walked, see where they fought and marvel at their courage.
This book examines the role of music and musicians in commemorating the Gallipoli Campaign (1915-6). It shows how music-making can be used to uncover the multiple identities and complex positionalities of former combatants who wish to memorialize a military catastrophe that coincided with the foundation of nation states.
This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within broader, more complex contexts. This diverse and multifaceted collection includes chapters on the composition and contribution of the Australian Imperial Force, the experiences of prisoners of war, nurses and Red Cross workers, the resonances of overseas events for Australians at home, and the cultural legacies of the war through remembrance and representation. The local-global framework provides a fresh lens through which to view Australian connections with the Great War, demonstrating that there is still much to be said about this cataclysmic event in modern history.
Gallipoli: The Final Battles and Evacuation at Anzac provides a detailed account of the final battles at Anzac viewed from both sides of the trenches. This is the first book since Charles Bean's Official History to provide a detailed narrative of the bloody and tragic battle for Hill 60, along with the ongoing tunnelling war which raged until the final days of the campaign. Australian author David Cameron’s meticulous research and use of firsthand accounts including letters, diaries and interviews, many previously unpublished, enables him to convey the confusion of battle while also telling an absorbing story with powerful emotional impact. "bring the archives alive to tell the soldiers' stories in ways that do not sacrifice accuracy for accessibility." Stephen Matchett, Review in The Weekend Australian
Charles Bean was the Australian who was appointed the official war correspondent with the Australian Imperial Force troops in 1914. He landed at Anzac Cove in 1915 and he remained there for most of the campaign, enduring the same squalid conditions as the soldiers. In this diary we are provided with the innermost thoughts, hopes and criticisms of a man who helped shape the Anzac legend.