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COVER STORY Coronavirus: China must answer hard questions

EDITORIAL Inquiry needed into medically transitioning children

CANBERRA OBSERVED Nationals leave the home paddock unattended

ENVIRONMENTALISM Bushfires are being used as fuel for green polling

GENDER POLITICS Senator Amanda Stoker takes a stand on transgenderism

RURAL AFFAIRS Drought loan scheme deficient in delivery

MANUFACTURING Renewables push puts aluminium smelters at risk

ENERGY Is agricultural biomass viable as an energy producer?

SOCIETY Cold is more lethal than heat worldwide

CLIMATE POLICY Adaptation: A better way to tackle global warming

LITERATURE AND SOCIETY The poetry of Distributism

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY What if the French had settled Australia?

HUMOUR Ern Malley Writers' Festival goes 'bang'

MUSIC Nina Simone: At the raw edge of pain

CINEMA Where wars intersect our lives: A Hidden Life, Midway

BOOK REVIEW Atheism with an Islamic cast gives way to the Catholic Church

BOOK REVIEW The janitor opened a door

POETRY

LETTERS

AS THE WORLD TURNS

CLIMATE POLITICS Business joins Big Brother in climate-change chorus

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THE WESTERN FRONT DIARIES OF CHARLES BEAN

Peter Burness (editor)

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About the book

This is the first time Charles Bean’s extensive Western Front diaries have been published. His Gallipoli diaries were published in 1983 and have remained in print over many editions. Together, they were the basis of his official history of WWI.

Australia's official First World War correspondent, Charles Bean, saw more of the Australian Imperial Force's actions and battles on the Western Front than anyone. Bean's extensive private wartime diaries, held by the Australian War Memorial, form a unique and personal record of his experiences and observations throughout the war and were the basis of his monumental multi-volume official war history. While a selection of his diaries relating to the Gallipoli campaign have been available for some time, Bean’s Western Front diaries are published here for the first time, edited by esteemed historian Peter Burness, and accompanied by over 500 remarkable photographs, sketches and maps.

About the editor

Peter Burness is a senior historian, experienced military history curator, and Fellow of the Australian War Memorial. He joined the Memorial in 1973 as a curator and since then has been involved in the development of many of its collections and exhibitions. Peter has published

extensively on Australia’s First World War military history, including his acclaimed book The Nek: A Gallipoli tragedy widely regarded as a modern classic.


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