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The landing at Gallipoli has long been described as the moment that Australia proved itself as a nation; and in the years since the ill-fated battle, the word Gallipoli has become synonymous with bravery, courage and the Australian spirit. But how is it that we know so much about this famous battle, and how is it that so many artefacts survive today, telling their story in museums all over Australia? For the main part, it's thanks to famous Australian war correspondent and historian Charles Bean. C.E.W. Bean's correspondence from WWI made him a household name amongst Australians. Less well known is the role he played in the establishment of the Australian War Memorial. Even while working as the official war correspondent during the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, he began collecting records, artefacts and soldiers' stories, with the aim of someday establishing Australia's first national war museum. In 1919, Bean had the opportunity to return to Gallipoli to fill in the missing pieces of what happened during the campaign. He brought together a team of artists to accompany him on what he called the Australian Historical Mission.

Hardback in good, ex-library condition.

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