Unlock the Past’s WW1 Bundle

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The past few years have seen a huge surge interest in military history, with the commemoration of WW1 and Gallipoli adding to the interest. During this time Unlock the Past have produced a collection of useful guide books for researchers, including a number that relate to researching your Australian military ancestors.

Anzac Day, the 25th of April, is one that is commemorated by Australians and New Zealanders. It is a time to remember those who willingly signed up for war to defend their country, and sadly many of whom never returned. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.”

These three books Unlock the Past guide book will help you when researching the history of your Australian military ancestors. We have bundled them together at a special price, just for April.

AIF Unit Histories of the Great War 1914-1918
Unit histories are an incredible source of information for researchers. But what unit histories have been published? This book is valuable in that it lists hundreds of them – all grouped into relevant categories (AIF, Machine Gun Companies, Pioneer Battalions, Cyclist Corps, Field Artillery Brigades, Light Horse Regiments, Field Engineers, Army Medical Corps, Signal Units, Pay Corp, and Australian Flying Corp Squadrons).
Normal retail price $9.00
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That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors
Previously there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia’s military history. This small book sets out to rectify this, and provides a handy summary of Australia’s military history both in peace and war.

It gives readers a guide of where to look and what to look for as far as records go, and brief information on how to understand and get the most from military records. For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start. Covering all wars not just WWI, it actually starts back with the Volunteer Forces, and Militia before detailing the Sudan, Boxer Rebellion and the Boer War. This followed by WWI, WWII Japan, Korea, Malaya, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Normal retail price $13.50
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The War to End War: Tracing Your Great War Australian Military Ancestors
This concise, yet comprehensive guide is made to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors in World War I, as well as giving you a simple overview of Australia’s military history.

After spending over 20 years in the military, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Smith now focuses his time on military history. In this guide book he provides handy outlines of the progress of the war with emphasis placed on the part played by Australia. Armed with this essential knowledge the reader is then shown where to look and how to interpret all available personal war-like records. For those seeking out their Australian military ancestors in World War I, there is no better place to start.
Normal retail price $17.00
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