BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow and Henry Somer GULLETT (annotated by)
Official History of Australia in the War, 1914-18. Volume 12: Photographic Record of the War. Reproductions of Pictures taken by the Australian Official Photographers (Captains G.H. Wilkins MC, and J.F. Hurley, Lieutenants H.F. Baldwin and J.P. Campbell) and Others
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1923 [first edition].
Octavo, x, [ii] (last blank), [xx] (index at the rear) pages plus '753 illustrations'; a corrigendum slip is tipped in for Plate 103.
Cloth slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities and lightly sunned on the spine; top edge a little foxed; tiny snag to the cloth on the leading edge of the front cover; endpapers offset; an excellent copy.
This volume was presented to the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia in November 1965 by Lieutenant-Colonel S.H. Watson CBE DSO MC. It contains the Club's Fowler-Brownsworth Library plate inscribed with these details on the front pastedown, and the Club's stamp on the flyleaf (and although the latter states 'Not to be removed from Club Premises', this volume was deaccessioned when a complete set was later donated to the library). Stanley Holm Watson (1887-1985), railway engineer and soldier, 'reached Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. With lines established, Watson and several 2nd Australian Field Company sappers constructed the first pier at Anzac Cove: using a defused Turkish shell as a pile-driver, they completed the jetty on 18 June; it was named 'Watson's Pier'.... On 11 December Brigadier General (Sir) Brudenell White gave him responsibility for the lines covering the Anzac withdrawal on the nights of 18 and 19 December. On the 20th Watson sent the final signal ...; he then left by the last lighter' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Dornbusch 209 (the complete set) and 233 (Volume 12); Fielding and O'Neill, page 208 (the complete set); Trigellis-Smith 725-36 (the complete set). Dornbusch often provides useful information about dates of reprints and revised editions.