Dr Peter Pedersen is a leading Australian military historian who has written extensively on World War I. He is the author of the acclaimed Monash as Military Commander, books on Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux and Hamel, and writes regularly for British and American military journals.
Peter Pedersen's military history is informed by professional knowledge of his field. He is 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, Royal Australian Regiment, and was a political/strategic analyst in the Australian Office of National Assessments. In 1990 Dr Pedersen guided Prime Ministers Thatcher and Hawke over the Gallipoli Peninsula, as part of the 75th anniversary commemoration of the campaign. He has led many tours to the Western Front and to other battlefields in Europe and Asia, including organising and leading the first British tour to Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam.