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Author Cameron, David W., author

Title The battle for Lone Pine : four days of slaughter at the heart of Gallipoli / David W. Cameron
Published Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, 2012
Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin Group Australia, [2012]


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Description xii, 385 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Preparations -- Friday 6 August 1915 -- Saturday 7 August 1915 -- Sunday 8 August 1915 -- Monday 9 August 1915 -- Aftermath -- Epilogue -- What happened to.
Summary Surprisingly, as we near the 100th anniversary of the legendary Gallipoli campaign, this is the first book solely dedicated to one of its key battles - that at Lone Pine, where Australian and Turkish soldiers fought an ultimately futile battle that claimed thousands of lives in incredibly close quarters. Seven Victoria Crosses were earned by Australia's Anzacs in the intense four days of fighting, in pursuit of a flawed strategy to distract Turkish forces from larger incursions, which themselves failed. David W. Cameron has pulled together first-hand accounts from the men and women involved (including from the Turkish army) to detail what transpired and to follow some of their personal stories throughout the ordeal. By including the stories of non-combatants, such as engineers, nurses, sappers, commanders and more, he not only gives due credit to those who labored in support of the troops, but provides a wider understanding of the mammoth undertaking of such warfare. Many Australians travel to the Lone Pine Memorial and Cemetery each year to commemorate Anzac Day and remember the fallen - this work of popular history highlights the fate of those who fought on the very ground where they gather
Analysis 20th Century history (c 1914+) (Australia,Turkey)
Australian Army
Battle sites
Military science & strategies (Australia,Turkey)
New Zealand
World War 1
World War I (Australia,Turkey)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Australia. Australian Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. -- History
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula.
Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780670076291 (paperback)