'The Anzac Book', Cassell, London, 1916.

The brain-child of C.E.W. Bean, the official Australian war correspondent, the book's content was substantially written or drawn by servicemen in the trenches of the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The contributions were edited by Bean to ensure they were appropriate for a popular audience. The book includes detailed accounts of the Gallipoli landing and campaign, and contibuted to the myth-making of the Gallipoli experience.

'The Anzac Book' was originally issued with a dust-wrapper with a colour illustration by David Barker: a now well-known image of an Australian soldier.

Physical Description

Booklet with paper cover, titled in black text 'The Anzac Book / Written and Illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. Booklet contains pages of text, and some colour illustrations/cartoons.

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