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Scarecrow Army: The ANZACS at Gallipoli

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  2 reviews
On 25 April 1915, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders landed at an unnamed cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula. They had come to fight the Turks. They thought the battle would be over in three days. Months later they were still in the trenches they'd dug at the landing. Anzac Cove became a graveyard where bodies lay above the ground and the living slept under it. They ...more
Paperback, 186 pages
Published 2006 by Black Dog Books
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Bill l like it because of the diary entry. It capture my attention and it is the sort of type that l love reading

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Anna
Mar 14, 2008 Anna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: history-cynics
I too should 'fess up that Leon is a friend of mine - and I can only admire his work ethic!

This is just the sort of creative "faction" I love - getting under the skin of history and personalising it. There are so many myths about Gallipoli and this book addresses and corrects many of them without fact-bashing. I had no idea, for example that 10,000 Frenchmen died there. You would have thought their losses in Europe were awful enough...

My grandfather was a stretcher-bearer at Gallipoli and was pa
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Sara
I liked this book! It told me a lot about what happened at ANZAC Cove in World War I and what the soldiers went through.
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