Gallipoli (Paperback)
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Gallipoli (Paperback)

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Paperback 848 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
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On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail... To this day, Turkey regards the victory as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would come to signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated allies, in particular the Australians and New Zealanders: the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now, in the year that marks its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign (commemorated each year on 25 April, Anzac Day), resonates with significance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the campaign (which was minor when compared to the overall scale of the First World War: Australian deaths were less than a sixth of their losses on the Western Front) are often forgotten or obscured. Now the celebrated journalist and author Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disastrous campaign as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780593076699
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 971 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 51 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Peter FitzSimons has an enviable ability to bring history to life... in Gallipoli he has produced a work of fascinatingly imaginative popular history - underpinned by meticulous research and scholarship." * Sydney Morning Herald *
"FitzSimons takes us deep into the disastrous Gallipoli campaign and spells out in detail the fateful steps that led Australian and New Zealand soldiers to utter devastation, if not absolute despair." * The Age, Melbourne *
"A high-octane account . . . FitzSimons has combed the personal narratives to good effect . . . serves up the story just how Australians like to taste it." -- Max Hastings * Sunday Times *

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