The Great War is Les Carlyon's extraordinary account of the Anzacs on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. It combines a brilliant overview of this immense conflict with telling detail, stories, letters and diaries that breathe life into those terrible battles of 90 years ago. In The Great War Carlyon has produced a masterpiece that takes the reader from the generals formulating strategy to the troops fighting cold, filth and the terror of sudden death in their trenches. Written with the same narrative skill, humanity, vivid recreation and meticulous research that made Gallipoli a number one bestseller, Les Carlyon's astonishing new book is an epic that will stand as the lasting and definitive history of Australia's involvement in the Great War.
Winner of Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History 2007.
Winner of ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2007.
Winner of ABIA Australian Book of the Year 2007.