Due to the current Covid-19 virus crisis please note that orders may experience delays in getting posted.
Our online shop remains open however in the interests of public safety trips to the post office will be reduced to once or twice a week. As such, it may take a little longer to dispatch orders.
Please also note that for orders going outside of Australia, there will probably be further delays according to Australia Post.
Thanks for your understanding, stay safe and look after family and friends during these unprecedented times.
The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 is a 12-volume series covering Australia’s involvement in the First World War. The series was edited by the official historian Charles Bean, who also wrote six of the volumes, and was published between 1920 and 1942. The books, with their familiar covers, “the colour of dried blood” in the words of one reviewer, rapidly became highly regarded internationally. Bean’s work established the tradition and set the standard for all subsequent Australian official war histories.