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Gallipoli Diaries: The Anzacs' Own Story Day by Day

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With Alec Campbells death, a door has closed to which no one has the key. Australia has lost the last direct link to one of the nations most significant events and to a breed of Australians who have become larger than life legends in our national psyche.
Hardcover, 306 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Kangaroo Press
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Kate
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The entire Gallipoli campaign in the ANZACs' own words. The events of each day at Gallipoli are covered and excerpts from soldier's diaries and letters for every single day are included. There is a sense that Gallipoli is viewed by the soldiers as a series of mistakes, often blamed on British incompetence and their refusal to admit things were going badly, and a war that Australia had no business being involved in. Very moving and a good alternative to the media glorification/hype that occurs ar ...more
Mark
A little light on the history and explanation of the events of Gallipoli, but it does what is on the cover - quotes excerpts from the diaries and letters of those who were there.

A plus was the lack of sic every time there was a spelling or grammatical mistake within the quotes.
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