This book about the Gallipoli battles is unique in presenting a range of views by distinguished historians from every country involved in the conflict. Writers from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France and India join historians from Germany and Turkey to present their most recent research findings.
The differing perspectives offer the reader a more complete picture of the historic events at Gallipoli than has been available hitherto, with new insights that will challenge longheld beliefs. The text has been augmented with soldiers’ memoirs and diary accounts, as well as a large number of photographs and maps. The result is a vivid, informative and highly readable book which will appeal to anyone interested in one of the world’s most controversial conflicts.
One year | Seven Countries | Fifteen Authors. When troops from Great Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand and India landed on a strategic peninsula in the Aegean Sea in April 1915, they believed they would quickly defeat Turkey and shorten the war with Germany. Few foresaw the tragedy that lay ahead and no one predicted the impact Gallipoli would have on the later development of the participating nations. Now, for the first time, Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far tells the full story of the climactic battles from multiple perspectives, describing the pivotal events of that momentous year as they affected all the countries involved.
Size: 24 x 18.5 x 2 cm