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Well Rounded Review,
By A Customer
This review is from: Gallipoli (Wordsworth Collection) (Paperback)
This book is very comprehensive and gives a well-rounded approach to the subject bearing in mind that it was written in the 1950s. The comments about it lacking the Turkish perspective are simply not true. It does give Turkish casualty figures (eg p183)as well as citing a lot of Turkish and German texts/autobiographies -- including the Turkish texts which revealed that they nearly lost the naval war of March 18 -- something unkown to the allies until the 1920's. It may gloss over the value of a human life (eg 68,000 dead are cosigned to a footnote !) but it does give you a real feel for the action, however sensless it appears today. I've seen much more biased work. This should be a set text for any Australian, NZ, or history student.