Zero Hour: The Anzacs on the Western Front
The First World War was only meant to last six months. When the Australians and New Zealanders arrived at the Western Front in 1916, the fighting had been going for a year and a half and there was no end in sight. The men took their places in a line of trenches dug throughout Belgium and France from the North Sea to the Swiss Alps. Beyond the trenches was no-man's-land, and beyond that was the German Army. The Anzacs had sailed for France to fight a war the whole world was talking about. Few who came home ever spoke of it again. B-format paperback 240pp h210mm x w138mm
Non-fiction Category Award Winner
2011 New Zeland Post Children's Book Awards
Leon Davidson is the author of the best-selling Scarecrow Army: the Anzacs at Gallipoli and Red Haze: Australians and New Zealanders in Vietnam.