Peter Rees — Bearing Witness: Charles Bean 

Charles Bean was Australia’s most respected and renowned war correspondent.

He is the journalist who told Australia about the horrors of Gallipoli and the Western Front. He is the historian who did so much to create the Anzac legend and shape the emerging Australian identity in the years after Federation. He is the patriot who was central to the establishment of one of this country’s most important cultural institutions, the Australian War Memorial.

Yet we know so little about him as a man. Bearing Witness changes that omission in our national biography.

This is the first complete portrait of Charles Bean. But beyond this, it is a powerful and detailed explorations of his life, his accomplishments and a marriage that sustained and enriched him.



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