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The Nek : a Gallipoli tragedy / Peter Burness.

By: Burness, Peter.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Anzac battles series: Publisher: Wollombi, N.S.W. : Exisle Publishing, 2012Edition: New edition.Description: 167 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781921966101.Subject(s): Australia. Australian Army. Light Horse Brigade, 3rd | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula | World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories -- Australia | Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) -- HistoryDDC classification: 940.41294 Also available online.Summary: One of the greatest tragedies in Australian military history occurred at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915, when hundreds of Australian light horsemen were repeatedly ordered to charge the massed rifles and machine guns of the Turks. In this classic book, Memorial historian Peter Burness describes the formation, training and character of the Light Horse regiments, and profiles the officers involved. His vivid account of the battle includes careful consideration of how the suicidal charges were allowed to continue when all hope of success was lost. First published in 1996, this new edition includes additional information that has come to light, as well as new maps and photographs.
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On 7 August 1915, in an ill-fated attempt to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, hundreds of Australian light horsemen repeatedly charged the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish soldiers.The charge at The Nek has been immortalised in art, literature and film and has come to epitomise both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign. In this classic book, Peter Burness provides the best account ever published of the formation and training of the Light Horse regiments (including profiles of the officers involved), the battle itself and a careful consideration of how the suicidal charges were allowed to continue when any hope of success was lost. For this new edition, the author has updated the text to include new information that has come to light since the book was first published in 1996, and he has also provided new maps and photographs.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Also available online.

One of the greatest tragedies in Australian military history occurred at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915, when hundreds of Australian light horsemen were repeatedly ordered to charge the massed rifles and machine guns of the Turks. In this classic book, Memorial historian Peter Burness describes the formation, training and character of the Light Horse regiments, and profiles the officers involved. His vivid account of the battle includes careful consideration of how the suicidal charges were allowed to continue when all hope of success was lost. First published in 1996, this new edition includes additional information that has come to light, as well as new maps and photographs.

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