P. A. Pedersen
Dr P.A. Pedersen is one of Australia's leading historians of World War I. After graduating as Queen's Medallist from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1974 he served in The Royal Australian Regiment as platoon and company commander. Dr Pedersen's writings on World War I include the introduction to C.E.W. Bean's Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18, Volume 3, the chapter on Monash in The Commanders, articles in several historic journals, and a chapter on the AIF on the Western Front for the Australian War Memorial's Bicentennial volume, Australia: two centuries of war and peace.
Dr Pedersen's main interests are military history, perfecting his fluency in the German language, and travel, which included visiting the battlefields described in Monash as Military Commander.