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Gallipoli : a ridge too far, edited by Ashley Ekins

Label
Gallipoli : a ridge too far
Title
Gallipoli
Title remainder
a ridge too far
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ashley Ekins
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early August 1915, after months of stalemate in the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops launched a series of assaults in an all-out attempt to break the deadlock and achieve a decisive victory. The 'August offensive' resulted in heartbreaking failure and costly losses on both sides. Many of the sites of the bloody struggle became famous names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has continued to the present day over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure in what became the last throw of the dice for the Allies. Some argue that these costly attacks were a lost opportunity; others maintain that the outcomes were simply inevitable.This new book about the Gallipoli battles arises out of a major international conference at the Australian War Memorial in 2010 to mark the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. The conference drew leading military historians from around the world to bring multi-national viewpoints to the many intriguing questions still debated about Gallipoli. Keynote speaker, Professor Robin Prior of the University of Adelaide, author of Gallipoli: the end of the myth (2009), led a range of international authorities from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to present their most recent research findings. The result was significant: never before had such a range of views been presented, with fresh German and Turkish perspectives offered alongside those of British and Australasian historians. For the resulting book, the papers have been edited and the text has been augmented with soldiers' letters and diary accounts, as well as a large number of photographs and maps
Dewey number
940.426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Ekins, Ashley K.
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  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
Label
Gallipoli : a ridge too far, edited by Ashley Ekins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050140441
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781921966002
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, some colour maps
Label
Gallipoli : a ridge too far, edited by Ashley Ekins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050140441
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781921966002
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, some colour maps

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