Dr. Peter Pedersen is one of Australia’s leading historians of the First World War and has written ten books on the conflict while also appearing frequently in the Australian media and as a speaker at military history conferences and seminars worldwide. A graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the Australian Command and Staff College, and the University of New South Wales, he commanded the 5th/7th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment, and was a political/strategic analyst in the Australian Office of National Assessments. Joining the Australian War Memorial as Senior Historian, he became Head of its Research Centre and then Acting Assistant Director of the Memorial and Head of the National Collection Branch. In 2013 he was appointed consultant historian for the Australian government’s commemorative projects on the Australian battlefields of the Western Front.
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