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The Resource Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons

Label
Gallipoli
Title
Gallipoli
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure 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
Summary
On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure 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
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639954
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Dewey number
940.426
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
Label
Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053213243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 824 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781741666595
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Gallipoli, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053213243
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 824 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781741666595
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

Library Locations

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