The definitive account of New Zealand's role in the disastrous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, when a British-led expeditionary force met the Turkish army in an attempt to wrest control of the Dardanelles, comes alive in an updated edition, well illustrated and brilliantly analysed by the doyen of Kiwi military historians. In the fifth edition of this classic work we see Gallipoli through the eyes of those who fought there - in the pages of their letters and diaries, illustrated with an abundance of original photos. Gallipoli does justice to the reality of this epic campaign, and deserves a place on the shelves of any history enthusiast. The new edition includes a foreword by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae.
Christopher Pugsley is one of New Zealand's leading military historians. A retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the New Zealand Army, he was a lecturer in military studies in New Zealand and Australia, and retired in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Recent works include a new edition of The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, and A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division. He is historical director of the 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War' exhibition at Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, which is attracting huge crowds.
ContentsForeword by The Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae 7Foreword to the first edition by Lt Gen Sir Leonard Thornton, KCB, CBE 9Preface to the 2014 edition 11Author's note 131 That Awful Dardanelles Muddle 152 The Loud Beating of the Drum 353 A Ragtime Army 664 Rumours of the Dardanelles 925 The Greatest Day in Our Lives 1106 Hanging On 1627 Helles 1978 The Siege of Anzac 2129 Summer 23610 The Battle for Chunuk Bair 26711 Hill 60 31912 The End 33113 Gallipoli - The New Zealand Story 349APPENDICESI Prisoners of the Turks 361II A Gallipoli Chronology 363III Gallipoli: New Zealand Statistics 366Notes 369Bibliography 381Glossary 387Index 389