Lancashire Landing, Gully Ravine, Kereviz Dere, Anzac Cove, Lone Pine, Chunuk Bair, Scimitar Hill, Jephson's Post - in 1915 these and many other bloodsoaked locations on a small peninsula comprised Gallipoli, beside the famed Dardanelles. A campaign which began as one of the few great strategical conceptions of the World War, fizzled in defeat for the British and the French, victory for the Turks and the Germans, and total casualties of over half a million.
Within a decade, however, the fighting had become entwined in the national myths of young emerging nations - Australia, New Zealand and the new republic of Turkey.
Today the Gallipoli dead lie in neat cemeteries and the scars of war are often obscured by new growth. This book, via brief histories, photographs, maps and plans, helps an increasing number of visitors to appreciate the campaign. The Gallipoli of 1915 had long receded when a visitor observed it had become a country of the mind. This book is a guide to that country pervading the now silent and frequently beautiful beaches, hills and gullies on the Gelibolu peninsula in modern Turkey where the main battles were fought.
- Publication Date:
- 10 / 04 / 2006