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The Resource A prayer for Gallipoli : the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best, edited by Gavin Roynon

A prayer for Gallipoli : the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best, edited by Gavin Roynon

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A prayer for Gallipoli : the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best
Title
A prayer for Gallipoli
Title remainder
the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gavin Roynon
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While many chaplains were not permitted to go near the Front in the First World War, others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the Gallipoli Campaign. Best had no military training before the war but he felt that he could only fulfil his pastoral role by getting close to the front line and working with the troops under fire. Best was attached to the 42nd East Lancastrians, the first Territorial Army Division to serve overseas in the conflict, so arguably the least experienced in the ways of war. In his diary we follow his progress through his initial training in Egypt and on to his arrival in Gallipoli in May 1915. Gallipoli has become notorious, even by the standards of the First World War. After a naval campaign to open up a supply route to Russia through Turkey failed, some 480,000 Allied troops were drawn into a land invasion in which hundreds of thousands were injured or killed. In his diary, Best records his efforts to encourage frightened men before they go over the top, to comfort the wounded and, when the fighting stops, to bury the dead. His empathy for the troops is matched by a forthright disgust for their leaders, few of whom share his insight into the horrific realities of trench warfare
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1887-1981
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Best, Kenneth
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Roynon, Gavin
  • Imperial War Museum (Great Britain)
Series statement
War diaries
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  • Best, Kenneth
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military chaplains
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
Label
A prayer for Gallipoli : the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best, edited by Gavin Roynon
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Publication
Note
  • "In association with Imperial War Museums"--Cover
  • First published in 2011 as 'A chaplain at Gallipoli'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31500432
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781849833677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31500432
  • (Sirsi) 31500432
Label
A prayer for Gallipoli : the Great War diaries of Kenneth Best, edited by Gavin Roynon
Publication
Note
  • "In association with Imperial War Museums"--Cover
  • First published in 2011 as 'A chaplain at Gallipoli'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31500432
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781849833677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 31500432
  • (Sirsi) 31500432

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