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The Nek : a Gallipoli tragedy, Peter Burness

Label
The Nek : a Gallipoli tragedy
Title
The Nek
Title remainder
a Gallipoli tragedy
Statement of responsibility
Peter Burness
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. This new edition includes new information, maps and photographs. 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. New maps and photographs are also included."--publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burness, Peter
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anzac battles series
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  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military Campaigns
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
Label
The Nek : a Gallipoli tragedy, Peter Burness
Instantiates
Publication
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
Contents
Attack at the Nek--3rd Light Horse Brigade--Brigadier--Brigade Major--Officers and men--Egypt--Gallipoli and trench warfare--Walker's Ridge and Russell's Top--New offensive--'Come on boys. Come on. Come on.'--Decision--Aftermath of battle--Reflection--Remembrance
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated edition
Extent
167 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781921966101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a127808
  • (Sirsi) a127808
Label
The Nek : a Gallipoli tragedy, Peter Burness
Publication
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
Contents
Attack at the Nek--3rd Light Horse Brigade--Brigadier--Brigade Major--Officers and men--Egypt--Gallipoli and trench warfare--Walker's Ridge and Russell's Top--New offensive--'Come on boys. Come on. Come on.'--Decision--Aftermath of battle--Reflection--Remembrance
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Revised and updated edition
Extent
167 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781921966101
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a127808
  • (Sirsi) a127808

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