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Gallipoli (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

By FitzSimons, Peter
Read by Meldrum, Robert

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Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author brings his prodigious storytelling talents to bear on one of the defining (and most disastrous) campaigns of the First World War: Gallipoli. On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to s...ecure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved: the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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ISBN 9781486243327
Published NZ 3 Nov 2014
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781486243327
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint ABC Audio
Published 3 Nov 2014
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By FitzSimons, Peter
Read by Meldrum, Robert
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
World History: First World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 940.426
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade