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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime history, 25 Oct 2002
This review is from: Gallipoli (Wordsworth Military Library) (Paperback)
A truly excellent example of the military historian's art. Moorehead provides a compelling narrative of one of the First World War's worst military disasters with a mix of descriptive excellence and objective clarity which is mercifully light on military jargon. Both sides are treated with equal respect; due credit is given to the remarkable courage of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers facing their first battle and the dogged determination of the Turks to defend their homeland. Tribute is also paid to the often overlooked contribution of the British, French and Indian troops. Moorehead also resists the temptation to condemn the commanders as blimpish, upper class oafs intent on wholesale slaughter; they, like the unfortunate men they led, are simply human beings in desperate circumstances. In short, a fine evocation of the folly of war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gallipoli Campaign brought back to life, 13 Feb 2001
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Alan Moorehead has done a good job with this book of describing the campaign both from the General Staff point of view and the soldiers. He also goes into detail of what the Turkish Army was doing as well - which is at times a novelty in other books.
My favourite snippet was of a meeting in a dugout between the British and Turkish commanders to try and arrange a ceasefire to bury the dead. In the midst of these negotiations an ANZAC soldier burst in and in their inimitable way asked the occupants if they had seen his kettle.
One of the more readable books on Gallipoli in 1915
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 12 Jan 2013
This review is from: Gallipoli (Wordsworth Military Library) (Paperback)
Excellent service - my husband was delighted with his Christmas present! He said it was brilliant and a well-researched account of the whole campaign. We visited the area this summer and he is now able to prepare talks on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the very best, most balanced, 19 July 2014
This review is from: Gallipoli (Hardcover)
This is one of the very best, most balanced, easily readable accounts of the Gallipoli campaign. Although written several decades ago, it has lost none of its freshness. There are many other books that go into more detail, but several of these are often quite partisan, focusing on the experiences of one part or other of the allies, whereas Moorehead is pretty well balanced. This book is therefore recommended for the reader who wants to understand the campaign as a whole.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Nov 2014
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D. J. Lay "deelay" (U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Gallipoli - It is a present for a cousin in Australia, so I cannot comment further.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Sep 2014
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my husbands grandfather was there so he loves it
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