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From the shores of Anzac Cove to the heights of Chunuk Bair, from Cape Helles to Gurkha Bluff, the Gallipoli Peninsula was the place where thousands of men from sixteen nations fought, suffered, endured or died during the eight months of occupation in 1915. For each of them, their families and their nurses, Gallipoli meant something different. Their voices emerge from theFrom the shores of Anzac Cove to the heights of Chunuk Bair, from Cape Helles to Gurkha Bluff, the Gallipoli Peninsula was the place where thousands of men from sixteen nations fought, suffered, endured or died during the eight months of occupation in 1915. For each of them, their families and their nurses, Gallipoli meant something different. Their voices emerge from the landscape and across the decades with stories of courage, valour, despair and loss....

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ISBN : 9781921504761
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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My Gallipoli Reviews

  • Rosanne Hawke
    2018-12-27 04:29

    Finally a book about Gallipoli that gives the full story, or as much as possible. The Anzac culture has grown around our diggers, mateship, sacrifice - all worthy memories and ideas but it isn't the full picture, for how can non-Anglo Australians relate to that Anzac story? Ruth Starke and Robert Hannaford show different facets of the story in My Gallipoli and how Gallipoli was for so many different groups of people. The story begins with a Turk, Adil Sakin who wants to defend his homeland, his Gelibolu. We see the nurses on the hospital, ship, the Nepalese Gurkhas, the Chinese-Australian sniper, Trooper Billy Sing, a journalist, chaplains, a Turkish Lieutenant-Colonel, Indigenous troopers, and named diggers. This was Gallipoli to all of them. There is a story arc and times passes. The research is astonishing and presented as if the stories were told personally to the author by the characters themselves. And then there is a Hannaford work of art on every spread! This is an important book to adjust our view of the Anzac story. Thank you, Ruth Starke and Robert Hannaford for your insight and courage. My Gallipoli is not only for older children, it's for adults too.

  • Rhondda Powling
    2019-01-07 03:30

    Very poignant.This book looks at the history of Gallipoli, from the months immediately before the landing at Anzac Cove in April 1915, through to the Allied retreat and the aftermath of the First World War, and beyond to the present day, where people make pilgrimages to this historic campaign site and take part in increasingly large commemoration ceremonies.These are rich stories, of courage, valour, bravery, fatalism, despair and loss, told from many different perspectives. There are direct accounts from real participants such as the Australian war correspondent C.E.W. Bean, Turkish commander Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), the weary Chaplain Bill McKenzie who is trying to give the dead a decent burial, Anzac war scout Harry Freame, sniper Billy Sing and Lieutenant Cyril Hughes, a Gallipoli veteran who was with the Graves Registration Unit, part of the Imperial War Graves Commission.These stories are intermingled with factually based descriptions from other characters including the exhausted nurse treating wounded soldiers aboard HMS Gascon on the night of 25 April, a young indigenous soldier who was more equal in Gallipoli than at home, a mother seeing her wounded son disembark and realising the extent of his injuries for the first time, and an old Turkish man visiting his brother’s grave at Gallipoli 70 years after his death.Alongside the Australian stories are stories from participants from the different nationalities who were also part of this campaign. There is the story from a young Turkish shepherd recruited to fight for his country, one from a British seaman who towed the first boats carrying soldiers onto the shores of Anzac Cove in the dawn of 25 April, and stories of the Ghurkas, Afghans and Sikhs who fought in the British Indian Army as well as stories from the New Zealand contingent, soldiers from the Auckland and the Wellington Battalions who took part in the battle of Chunuk Bair.The final story is that of a young woman visiting the Lone Pine Cemetery, quietly contemplating the Gallipoli campaign and the loss of young lives. It is part of a war, now 100 years ago, that changed how our nation saw itself. The illustrator, Robert Hannaford, captures the characters and the mood of each story as well as the surrounding landscape. There is also short commentary about each of the stories in the notes section at the back of the book.

  • Melissa Riley
    2019-01-17 06:19

    This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of many of the people who were involved in the conflict which took place in Turkey so long ago. There is also information at the back noting the historical accuracy of the people and events.

  • Miffy
    2019-01-16 02:03

    Brilliant.

  • Lynda
    2019-01-15 01:16

    Each double page - text and picture - of this riveting book encapsulates the voice of one person at Gallipoli in World War 1. We hear verbatim text or information from: a Turkish shepherd; an ANZAC killed at the landing on April 25, 2015; a Turkish soldier; a nurse; a Gurka rifleman; a driver with the Indian Mule Corps; etc. The refrain of each person is 'This is my Gallipoli'. There are excellent, succinct notes provided at the end, and the illustrations are as fantastic as the text.

  • Kerri Jones
    2018-12-26 01:14

    Brilliant in both words and pictures this picture book gives an insightful and personal take on the Anzac campaign from both sides.

  • Judy M
    2019-01-15 04:14

    Like the concept of using different points of view about the conflict.I can't believe this is the first book that Robert Hannaford has illustrated - he is such a talented artist in many areas.