Tony Stephens was born in Goulburn in 1939, three weeks after the outbreak of the Second World War, in which his father was killed by the Japanese.
Steven Siewert was born in Sydney in 1964, the son of a German father and Irish mother who came to Australia after the Second World War. He is a photographer who has worked for the Sydney Morning Herald.
General Peter Cosgrove is instantly recognisable as the face of the Australian Armed Forces. He has numerous national and international awards and honours including an Order of Australia. He held the position of Chief of the Australian Defence Force between 2002 and 2005.
More than 75,000 Australians and New Zealanders went to war on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. They shared a horror, but their courage on a battlefield of tragic errors and unimaginable suffering helped build a legend of the Anzacs. The Anzacs lost more men on the Western Front than they did against the Turks at Gallipoli. Yet, rightly or wrongly, Gallipoli is etched deepest into the Australian and New Zealand psyches. Now, all the original Anzacs, the men of Gallipoli, are gone. This book records the lives of the last of them. The legend will live on.