Matthew Haultain-Gall is a scientific collaborator at the Universite catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (UCLouvain), Belgium. His research focuses on the cultural and social impacts of the First World War. In 2017, he completed at PhD at the University of New South Wales (Sydney) tracing the memory of the First Australian Imperial Forces battles in Belgium and he has recently co-edited a special issue on Ypres/Ieper for the Journal of Belgian History.
A fascinating insight into Australia's relationship with the battlefields of Ypres. -- Professor Mark Connelly A major contribution to Australia's collective memory of the Great War, retrieving the tragic Story of the Salient, and correcting an imbalance in the commemorative politics of Anzac. -- Professor Bruce Scates An incisive and wide-ranging book from an impressive emerging historian. -- Professor Martin Crotty Haultain-Gall's work adds new and challenging dimensions to our understanding of the difficult remembering of the Australian nation's most terrible fighting of this most terrible war. -- Dr Bart Ziino This book is a significant addition to any Great War library. -- Robin Prior