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The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy

The Nek: A Gallipoli Tragedy
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978-1-921966-10-1
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Peter Burness

The Nek

A Gallipoli tragedy

Peter Burness

Part of The ANZAC Battles Series

The charge at The Nek has been immortalised in art, literature and film and has come to epitomise both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign. This new edition includes new information, maps and photographs.

On 7 August 1915, in an ill-fated attempt to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, hundreds of Australian light horsemen repeatedly charged the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish soldiers.

The charge at The Nek has been immortalised in art, literature and film and has come to epitomise both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign.

In this classic book, Peter Burness provides the best account ever published of the formation and training of the Light Horse regiments (including profiles of the officers involved), the battle itself and a careful consideration of how the suicidal charges were allowed to continue when any hope of success was lost.

For this new edition, the author has updated the text to include new information that has come to light since the book was first published in 1996. New maps and photographs are also included.

 

Specifications:  234 x 153mm | 9¼ x 6 in | Paperback | 168 + 8pp insert pages | eBook available 

 

About the author:

Peter Burness is a Senior Historian at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and the Memorial’s longest serving employee. A specialist in the battles of World War One, he has written several books on the subject, and has also worked on numerous permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions.

The Anzac Battles series is a new series from Exisle. Each title in the series describes one of the great military battles fought by Australian and New Zealand soldiers during the wars of the twentieth century. The series has been devised specifically for an Australian and New Zealand readership. 

Series Editor: Glyn Harper 

 

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