By Kevin Fewster

most likely no one observed extra of the Anzacs in conflict on Gallipoli than C.E.W. Bean. After crusing with the 1st convoy, he landed with them on that fateful first morning of 25 April 1915, and remained on Gallipoli until eventually the evacuation, regardless of being wounded.

No different pressman dared to move ashore on the first landings. Even within the fiercest battles, Bean might sit down within the frontline trenches taking notes or making sketches.

In his dugout at evening he may list every little thing he had obvious and performed in his diary. Its pages stream with strong descriptions of conflict, touching eulogies to the typical soldier, and scathing criticisms of senior officials whose errors expense males their lives. Bean's pictures, over eighty of that are reproduced right here, flesh out his image own account of Gallipoli.

honest, harrowing and shocking.'

The Bulletin

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