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Pedersen, P. A. (Peter Andreas) 1952-

Works: 15 works in 67 publications in 2 languages and 1,146 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Pictorial works  Biography  Tours  Military history  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives 
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Most widely held works by P. A Pedersen
Anzacs : Gallipoli to the Western Front by P. A Pedersen( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important book traces the evolution of the Australian Imperial Force from the enthusiastic amateurs of Gallipoli to the skilled warriors of the Western Front, where fighting in conditions of unspeakable horror and brutality they won their legendary reputation as 'the best infantry men of the war and perhaps of all time'. By war's end the Australian Corps - a mere 9 per cent of the total British force - accounted for 22 per cent of total captures: a massive, and disproportionate, contribution to victory. Combining detailed battle narratives with soldiers' accounts, Peter Pedersen moves from Gallipoli through Palestine to the Western Front, graphically recreating the campaigns of a war in which over 200,000 Australians - two out of every three combatants - were killed or wounded. Illustrated with over 300 photographs and artworks, this epic work recalls to memory the forgotten heroes, and the bloody campaigns, of a war that brought glory to the Australian nation but tragedy to every Australian family."--Jacket
ANZACS on the Western Front : the Australian War Memorial battlefield guide by P. A Pedersen( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ANZACS on the Western Front : the Australian War Memorial battlefield guide" is the definitive guide to the Western Front battlefields. Meticulously researched and written by the Head of Research at the Australian War Memorial, Dr Peter Pedersen, this landmark publication guides readers chronologically through the battles in which Australians and New Zealanders fought on the Western Front from 1916-1918. Lavishly illustrated in vibrant colour, with fascinating images from the Australian War Memorial archive as well as new panoramic location shots to provide an in situ perspective for the reader, each chapter covers the important tactical milestones passed along the way and explains how the Australian Imperial Force and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force evolved to meet the war's changing demands
Images of Gallipoli : photographs from the collection of Ross J. Bastiaan by P. A Pedersen( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anzac treasures : the Gallipoli collection of the Australian War Memorial by P. A Pedersen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark publication commemorates the centenary of the Great War's Gallipoli campaign, 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916. 'ANZAC Treasures' approaches the subject of Gallipoli not only from a military perspective but also in terms of its social impact and its role in commemoration and nation building. It does so through the Memorial's immensely rich and varied National Collection, which provides a tangible link to ANZAC and gives an unparalleled insight into its many facets. The legend and reality of ANZAC are 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
Monash as military commander by P. A Pedersen( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ANZACs at war : from Gallipoli to the present day by P. A Pedersen( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-five years after those fateful battles on a Turkish beach, this is the ultimate tribute to the ANZAC legend, including a rare collection of 15 beautifully recreated facsimile documents
Hamel by P. A Pedersen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tactically, Hamel (strictly Le Hamel) was what soldiers would call an all-arms battle because it involved infantry attacking with tanks and supported by artillery and aircraft. True, none of these arms was a stranger to the rest by 1918 but they had never been brought together in such a successful combination. The battle represented a quantum leap in tactical method that consigned the technique of 1 July 1916 to a bygone age and became a model for the British Expeditionary Force thereafter. In particular, the stroke on 8 August 1918, the German Army's "black day", was simply Hamel on a larger scale. An understanding of the concept and the plan that emerged from it are crucial for grasping the texture of the attack ... The battle was not part of a larger operation. The plan can be studied without having to take into account its place within a wider scheme. The execution readily breaks down into battalion and even company actions, all of which can be precisely located on the ground and easily followed"--Author's introd
Gallipoli : 25 April 1915-9 January 1916 by P. A Pedersen( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 25 April 1915 to 9 January 1916, troops from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Turkey engaged in a bitter struggle for the Gallipoli peninsula. The Allied forces wanted to forge a passage through the Dardanelles in order to create a sea route to Russia and capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. Despite having more troops and being better supplied, the Allies suffered devastating losses in the face of the brave and resourceful Turks. Gallipoli tells the story of this campaign in a unique and comprehensive manner, through three authors who expertly describe their country's role and the impact the conflict had. For the Turks it was a defining moment in their history, becoming the basis of the Turkish War of Independence, for the British it was almost the downfall of Winston Churchill and for the ANZACs Gallipoli was the birthplace of the ANZAC spirit. With evocative illustrations, comprehensive descriptions of events, incredible stories, and rare and newly researched removable documents and memorabilia of historic importance, Gallipoli is the ultimate commemoration of the battle
Fromelles by P. A Pedersen( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book details Australia's first major operation on the Western Front, pitting them against a part of the German line that was an object lesson in the siting of a defense. Both the genesis and aftermath of the operation were controversial. The objectives and the tactics employed to achieve them were changed several times and the sufficiency of resources vigorously debated. After the war, the British and Australian historians argued as to how the battle should be interpreted. This book includes a guide for walking and driving tours of the battlefield and related areas, as well as, cemeteries and monuments. Useful tour maps are also included
Villers-Bretonneux by P. A Pedersen( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Villers-Bretonneux was the key to the strategically important communications centre of Amiens, a principal objective of the German offensive that began in March 1918. The main road and the railway westward to Amiens ran through Villers-Bretonneux and the city could also be seen from it. Until the Germans took the town, Amiens would remain beyond their grasp. The successful defence of Villers-Bretonneux has come to be regarded as an Australian battle but British formations were heavily involved as well. Most of the decision-making fell to brigade and battalion commanders. Their initiative was critical. Units were sometimes hastily cobbled together from whatever troops were available and then thrown in to stem the German tide. As there were no permanent trenches, the battles were fluid with wide-ranging flanking movements commonplace. At one extreme, the bayonet figured prominently; at the other, tanks fought each other for the first time
The Anzac spirit : from Gallipoli to the present day by P. A Pedersen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the First World War, on 25th April, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed in a tiny grove on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Using texts, pictures, and memorabilia, this book explores the Anzac's experience in the air and at sea
The Australian War Memorial travel guide to the Western Front battlefields by P. A Pedersen( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of Sir John Monash as a military commander by P. A Pedersen( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monash as military commander by P. A Pedersen( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed and dispassionate account of Sir John Monash's development as a military commander before and during World War I. What emerges is a superb illustration of how a commander works and what he could achieve even under conditions so inimical to the exercise of command as those which prevailed on the Western Front. The author establishes Monash's place amongst his contemporaries, British and Australian, and provides the definitive answer to the question 'Just how good was Monash?'
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Anzacs : Gallipoli to the Western Front
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