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Alternative title: Introduction to the Third Edition
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A 'Precious Souvenir': The Making of The Anzac Book
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Ashley Ekins discusses the compiling and editing of The Anzac Book, the circumstances of its conception and the story of its publication. Text and images, held by the Australian War Memorial, that were contributed but rejected for the 1916 edition are also discussed.

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    y separately published work icon The Anzac Book C. E. W. Bean (editor), London New York (City) Toronto Melbourne : Cassell , 1916 Z388087 1916 anthology column short story poetry prose humour satire war literature 'Few books have ever been produced under such harsh conditions as The Anzac Book. Created by soldiers under enemy fire and in extreme hardship, the illustrations, stories, cartoons and poems were intended as a Christmas and New Year diversion for soldiers facing a harsh winter in the trenches on Gallipoli. The Anzac Book became the finest 'trench publication' produced by soldiers during the Great War and was an instant bestseller when first released in 1916. ' (New South Books website) Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2010 pg. xi-xxxv
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