Scarecrow Army: The ANZACS at Gallipoli

Scarecrow Army The ANZACS at Gallipoli On April 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

  • Title: Scarecrow Army: The ANZACS at Gallipoli
  • Author: Leon Davidson
  • ISBN: 1876372605
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 TheyOn 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 had gone looking for the adventure of a lifetime.a book for a young audience that corrects much of the starry eyed jingoism but that will nevertheless leave its readers with pride and a warm glow on Anzac Day Australian Book Reviewies to get beyond the dry facts and give a sense of how it was to be there, under fire, surrounded by corpses, rats and mud an admirable starting point for young people wishing to peel back the veil of history Sydney Morning Herald

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    1. 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 enoughMy grandfather was a stretcher-bearer at Gallipoli and was part [...]

    2. Amazing book giving perspective and facts from both sides. Moving, confronting, and a must-read for all Australians.

    3. 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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