Records the lives of the last of our Anzacs, the men who fought at Gallipoli. The stories of these 18 men are very moving, and General Peter Cosgrove has written a thoughtful foreword. Every school and library in Australia should have a copy of this important book.
More than 75,000 Australians and New Zealanders went to war on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. They shared a horror, but their courage on a battlefield of tragic errors and unimaginable suffering helped build a legend, the legend of the Anzacs. The Anzacs lost more men on the Western Front than they did against the Turks at Gallipoli. Yet, rightly or wrongly, Gallipoli is etched deepest into the Australian and New Zealand psyches. Now, all the original Anzacs, the men of Gallipoli, are gone. This book records the lives of the last of them. The legend will live on.