Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

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Our office is closed from Friday 22 December 2023 to Friday 05 January 2024. We reopen Monday 08 January 2024.

During this period, for any enquiries please email info@battlefields.com.au and we will reply after the break.

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Books - Latest Releases

The COWRA BREAKOUT

by Mat McLachlan

This compelling and fascinating book, written by leading battlefield historian Mat McLachlan, vividly traces the full story of the Breakout. It is a tale of proud warriors and misfit Australian soldiers. Of negligence and complacency, and of authorities too slow to recognise danger before it occurred – and too quick to cover it up when it was too late. But mostly it is a story about raw human emotions, and the extremes that people will go to when they feel all hope is lost.

After the Blood Cools

By Gary McKay, MC

Gary McKay served as a rifle platoon commander in Vietnam in 1971 and was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during the Battle of Nui Le, the last major battle fought by Australian and New Zealand forces in South Vietnam.

Fifty years on, Gary looks back on his distinguished military career and shares his gripping story. Reflecting on his experiences, Gary explores The Warrior’s Dilemma: how do ordinary people cope with the overwhelming mental and physical challenges of combat? How does it change them, and what emotional baggage do they carry from the battlefield?

This important book sheds new light on what it really means to go to war!

After the Blood Cools – The Warrior’s Dilemma by Gary McKay

The Gallipoli Evacuation

by Peter Hart

The expedition to wrest the Narrows from the Turks had failed, and Constantinople remained an impossible dream. Now in December 1915, some 135,000 men, nearly 400 guns and 15,000 horses were trapped in the bridgeheads at Anzac, Suvla and Helles. This is the story of how the Gallipoli garrison escaped to fight another day.

The Gallipoli Evacuation by Peter Hart - Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

Books by Mat McLachlan

The COWRA BREAKOUT

Mat McLachlan

Walking with the Anzacs - Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

WALKING WITH THE ANZACS

Mat McLachlan

Gallipoli, The Battlefield Guide - Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours

GALLIPOLI – THE BATTLEFIELD GUIDE

Mat McLachlan

Other Great Reads

Living History recommends

THE SOMME

Peter Hart

The Somme is an unparalleled evocation of World War I’s iconic contest —the definitive account of one of the major tragedies of the twentieth century.

ANZAC & AVIATOR

Michael Molkentin

The story of extraordinary Australian, Ross Smith, who rode to war at Gallipoli on horseback and by the end of the war, was one of the most highly awarded fighter pilots. 

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