Author(s): Maria Gill; Marco Ivancic (Illustrator)
Discover the triumphs and tragedies of 24 heroic Australasians during World War One and Two. Read the biographies of ANZAC soldiers, as well as Air Force and Navy soldiers, medics, a spy, an ambulance driver and an humanitarian, surviving in battles in England, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. ANZAC Heroes includes famous soldiers such as New Zealand's double Victoria Cross recipient Charles Upham, and much-honoured Australian Hughie Edwards. You will also find not-so-well known indigenous soldiers, Albert Knight from Australia and Peter Buck from New Zealand, and brave females Olive King, Joice Loch, and New Zealander, Dr Jessie Scott.
The intense and hair-raising front-line experiences of 30 courageous and unforgettable ANZACs who served in World War One and Two are brought to life in dramatic detail in this action-packed book.
Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award at 2016 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
Winner of the Elsie Locke Award for the Best Book in the Non-Fiction category of 2016 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults