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The August Offensive at Anzac, 1915 : Australian Army Campaigns Series : Book 10 - David W. Cameron

The August Offensive at Anzac, 1915

Australian Army Campaigns Series : Book 10

Paperback Published: 15th September 2011
ISBN: 9780987057471
Number Of Pages: 196

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The August Offensive or ‘Anzac Breakout’ at Gallipoli saw some of the bloodiest fighting since the landing as Commonwealth and Turkish troops fought desperate battles at Lone Pine, German Officers’ Trench, Turkish Quinn’s, The Chessboard, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, The Farm, Hill Q and Hill 971. The offensive was designed to allow the allied forces to ‘break out’ of the Anzac beachhead below the Sari Bair Range; its end result was an enlarged prison for which they paid a high price in men and materials. The appalling nature of the terrain, the complex plan and the overly ambitious objectives set for the already fatigued troops made the ‘fog of war’ a crucial factor.

Indeed, the August Offensive clearly demonstrates what happens when an overriding strategic objective does not take into account the tactical difficulties on the ground. This book is part of the Australian Army History Unit's Campaigns Series: well-researched, comprehensive and easy-to-read books on Australia's military campaigns.

About the Author

David Cameron completed his PhD in 1995 and was subsequently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Australian National University, followed by an ARC QEII Fellowship at the University of Sydney. He has published a number of books on Australian military history and science and over sixty research papers in internationally peer reviewed journals.

ISBN: 9780987057471
ISBN-10: 0987057472
Series: CAMPAIGN SERIES
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 15th September 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.81  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.26

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