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Issue Details: First known date: 1956 1956
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'A century has now gone by, yet the Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 is still infamous as arguably the most ill conceived, badly led and pointless campaign of the entire First World War. The brainchild of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, following Turkey's entry into the war on the German side, its ultimate objective was to capture the Gallipoli peninsula in western Turkey, thus allowing the Allies to take control of the eastern Mediterranean and increase pressure on the Central Powers to drain manpower from the vital Western Front.

'From the very beginning of the first landings, however, the campaign went awry, and countless casualties. The Allied commanders were ignorant of the terrain, and seriously underestimated the Turkish army which had been bolstered by their German allies. Thus the Allies found their campaign staled from the off and their troops hopelessly entrenched on the hillsides for long agonising months, through the burning summer and bitter winter, in appalling, dysentery-ridden conditions. By January 1916, the death toll stood at 21,000 British troops, 11,000 Australian and New Zealand, and 87,000 Turkish and the decision was made to withdraw, which in itself, ironically, was deemed to be a success.' (Publication summary from Allen & Unwin, 2015 edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Lionel Fielden.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Notes:
Numerous other editions and foreign translations in Libraries Australia not listed here.
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Hamish Hamilton , 1956 .
      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Includes index.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Arrow Books , 1959 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Harper and Row , 1965 .
      Extent: 343p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Includes index.
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hamish Hamilton , 1967 .
      Extent: 384p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
    • South Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Macmillan , 1975 .
      Extent: 247p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 0333175352
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Cornstalk Publishing , 1992 .
      Extent: 318p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 0333501136
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2015 .
      8559629297456879285.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2015
      ISBN: 9781781314647
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Forum , 1957 .
      Extent: 329p.

Works about this Work

Mark Baker : Books That Changed Me 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2016; (p. 15) Brisbane Times , 12 September 2016;
'Mark Baker is a former senior editor of The Age, editor of The Canberra Times and managing editor of Fairfax Media. He has been a foreign correspondent, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded while reporting the civil war on Bougainville in the early 1990s. His new biography is Phillip Schuler: the remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents (Allen & Unwin). ...'
'There are no lost cities in Australia' : Losing and Finding Australia in the Work of Alan Moorehead David Callahan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 1 1999; (p. 70-83)
Morning Flower David Forrest , 1957 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , April no. 9 1957; (p. 35)

— Review of Gallipoli Alan Moorehead 1956 single work prose
Morning Flower David Forrest , 1957 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , April no. 9 1957; (p. 35)

— Review of Gallipoli Alan Moorehead 1956 single work prose
'There are no lost cities in Australia' : Losing and Finding Australia in the Work of Alan Moorehead David Callahan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 19 no. 1 1999; (p. 70-83)
Mark Baker : Books That Changed Me 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 September 2016; (p. 15) Brisbane Times , 12 September 2016;
'Mark Baker is a former senior editor of The Age, editor of The Canberra Times and managing editor of Fairfax Media. He has been a foreign correspondent, covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was wounded while reporting the civil war on Bougainville in the early 1990s. His new biography is Phillip Schuler: the remarkable life of one of Australia's greatest war correspondents (Allen & Unwin). ...'
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