- Gallipoli diaries: The ANZAC's own story day by day
Gallipoli diaries: The ANZAC's own story day by day
Gallipoli, for the average Australian, is the most famous battle that our volunteer soldiers ever fought. It was our first entry as a nation into the First World War, and our people were keen to prove themselves. It would, however, be a long time before the families back home, and the nation as a whole, heard of the terrible conditions on the peninsula and the waste of life that took place there. Although Gallipoli was a crushing defeat, it was, and still is, celebrated as a victory.
First published in 2003, this updated commemorative edition is published 100 years after the 25 April 1915 landing. The Gallipoli story is told day by day, using the words of the diggers, drivers, soldiers, and war correspondents at the front-line. Jonathan King has gathered together a series of extracts from letters and diaries, written by hundreds of ANZACs at Gallipoli, accounting for every one of the 240 days of the eight-month campaign - and identifying the actual days of the week. Sharing the soldiers’ experiences, we read the men's words, including misspellings and mistakes.
Details: Non-fiction, published 2014.
Format: Soft cover, 448 pages.
Dimensions: 23.6 cm (h) x 15.4 cm (w) x 3.3 cm (d) / 596 grams.