Gallipoli 25 April 2015 – 9 January 1916 Centenary Edition – boxed set
By Dr Peter Pedersen, Dr Haluk Oral and MAJGEN Julian Thompson CB, OBE Published by Hardie Grant Books $59.95 boxed set ISBN 9781742708805 This book tells the story of the campaign in a comprehensive, illustrated manner with three authors describing each of their country’s roles. The Australian contributor is Dr Peter Pedersen, a leading Australian military historian, who has written extensively on World War I. He is the author of the acclaimed Monash as Military Commander, books on Fromelles, Villers Bretonneux and Hamel, and writes regularly for British and American military journals. This is more than a book. It includes removable memorabilia including:
- The order Mustafa Kemal sent on the day of the Lone Pine attack
- An annotated sketch of the landing place at ANZAC Cove
- Lieutenant Colonel Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott’s account of the brutal fighting at Lone Pine
- The message ordering the 2nd Australian Brigade to attack on 8 May 1915
Gallipoli is a graphically illustrated record of one of the First World War’s most remarkable campaigns – it would make a nice gift. The presentation is excellent.