Mat McLachlan knows the Australian battlefields of World War I's Western Front like the back of his hand and has been sharing his knowledge for years.
Now he's doing it again. The historian and tour leader has released an updated 2023 edition of Walking with the Anzacs, his easy-to-follow guide to researching, planning and exploring the places where Diggers fought.
The book covers the five main areas of Anzac troop operation in dedicated chapters: Belgium, French Flanders, the Somme, Hindenburg Line and the Aisne.
Each chapter includes an overview of the history of WWI in the area and is then further indexed into the key battles that took place in the region - covering 14 of the most significant Anzac battles in total.
The book provides illustrated walking tours, comprehensive descriptions of the battles, and stories and moving quotes from the Australians who witnessed the battle first-hand.
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours takes thousands of Australians to battlefields around the world each year.
- Walking with the Anzacs: An updated guide to Australian battlefields of the Western Front, Mat McLachlan (Hachette), RRP $34.99.