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Gallipoli: The Turkish Story

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"Gallipoli occupies a special place in the national memory of Australia, New Zealand and Turkey. For the British, French, Indians and Germans, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered as just another name in a long, tragic list of World War I battles. For Turks, Australians and New Zealanders it is something apart; a significant event in the self-development of their individual nations. As such, the battles have not been allowed to fade in people's memories". Almost every Australian and New Zealander has heard the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, yet most wouldn't recognise the battle by its Turkish name, the Battle of Canakkale, or recognise the battle as an invasion of foreign land. In fact, very few Australians and New Zealanders are familiar with the battle beyond the experiences of their own soldiers. But what of the victors - the Ottoman armies who fought with great bravery and distinction at Gallipoli? This book portrays the view from the Turkish side of the trenches, and in doing so paints a richer portrait of the past and broadens our knowledge and understanding of this tragic event.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps Acknowledgements A Note on Terminology Glossary of Place Names Pronunciation of the Turkish alphabet Turkish/Ottoman History Brief Chronology Introduction Chapter 1 '...a special bond' Chapter 2 '...a proud heritage' Chapter 3 '...defending the homeland' Chapter 4 '...the breath of decay' Chapter 5 '...then may I never witness a defeat' Chapter 6 '...your sons and daughters have become our sons and daughters' Endnotes Bibliography Index

About the Author

DR KEVIN FEWSTER has been researching World War I for more than 25 years and taught history at the University of NSW, Royal Military College, Duntroon. He is the editor of Gallipoli Correspondent: the frontline diary of C.E.W. Bean, and is now the Director of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2001. VECIHI BASARIN is a Chemical Engineer who has lived and worked in various countries, including Turkey, Norway, USA, Brazil, Germany and the UK. He is currently retired after working in the private and public sectors in the offshore oil and gas, industry assistance, petroleum, petrochemical, investment attraction, tourism and environmental protection related fields. HATICE BASARIN is a town planner who came to Australia in 1979. After receiving a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Melbourne, she has worked as a policy and research officer on land use planning, local government and public housing issues.

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