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Quinn's Post: Anzac, Gallipoli
by Peter Stanley (Goodreads Author)
Delving into a key part of the Anzac line during World War I, this historical analysis illuminates what it was like to live, fight, and die at Quinn's Post for a succession of Australian, New Zealand, and British units.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 28th 2005 by Allen & Unwin
(first published April 1st 2005)
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Mar 04, 2010 Rowan rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Not the most easiest of reads but rewarding with details and stories not previously well known. I did find that a lack of maps, photos and diagrams made it hard to get a measure of the scale of things. I found it wrtten in an essay style format. This book does have a lot of reference to the mining operations that took place which would make it a good reference for when the film Beneath Hill 60 comes out this year.
Excellent coverage of an important post at Anzac and the men who manned the position. First book that I have read that doesn't eulogise the Australian contribution completely. He calls it as it was and comments on what each grouping found when they took over their turn at the post. He did convey the precarious nature of the position especially with the advent of winter approaching.
Peter Stanley is a leading military historian and author. A Stout Pair of Boots is based on his research on Australia's battlefields in many parts of the world. Formerly Principal Historian at the Australian War Memorial, he is now Director of the Centre for Historical Research at the National Museum of Australia.More about Peter Stanley...