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Gallipoli : The Turkish story - Kevin Fewster

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Gallipoli occupies a special place in the national memory of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. For the British, French, Indians and Germans, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered as just another name in a long, tragic list of World War I battles. For Turks, Australians and New Zealanders it is something apart; a significant event in the self-development of their individual nations. As such, the battles have not been allowed to fade in people s memories. ..Almost every Australian and New Zealander has heard the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, yet most wouldn t recognise the battle by its Turkish name, the Battle of Canakkale, or recognise the battle as an invasion of foreign land. In fact very few Australians and New Zealanders are familiar with the battle beyond the experiences of our own soldiers. But what of the victors the Ottoman armies who fought with great bravery and distinction at Gallipoli? Gallipoli: The Turkish Story portrays the view from the Turkish side of the trenches, and in doing so paints a richer portrait of the past and broadens our knowledge and understanding of this tragic event. ..When Alec Campbell, the last surviving soldier from Gallipoli, passed away in 2002, his death was mourned by Australians and Turks alike. In the last decade or so Turks and Australians have seemingly buried their enmity and now see Gallipoli as a unique bond between two nations a central element upon which their friendship is bound. This bond has encouraged a growth of respect and interest in each other s countries and cultures which is increasing rather than diminishing as time passes.

List of Maps..Acknowledgements..A Note on Terminology..Glossary of Place Names..Pronunciation of the Turkish alphabet..Turkish/Ottoman History..Brief Chronology..Introduction..Chapter 1 '...a special bond'..Chapter 2 '...a proud heritage'..Chapter 3 '...defending the homeland'..Chapter 4 '...the breath of decay'..Chapter 5 '...then may I never witness a defeat'..Chapter 6 '...your sons and daughters have become our sons and daughters'..Endnotes..Bibliography..Index

ISBN: 9781741150933
ISBN-10: 1741150930
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st April 2003
Edition Number: 1