Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home

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9781869404772: Letters from Gallipoli: New Zealand Soldiers Write Home

Revealing and often heartbreaking, this collection of letters offers a powerful firsthand account of a pivotal event in New Zealand history: World War I's Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Grouped in chronological order, the correspondence gathered from archives, newspapers, and family collections details the campaign’s harrowing conditions and key events, from preparation and landing on the Ottoman peninsula to the December withdrawal. In these epistles, the intense emotions of the men who survived the trenches are made known, whether it be jubilation at ground gained or sorrow at the passing of friends. Biographical notes on the letter writers, historic photographs, and a comprehensive introduction are also included.

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Glyn Harper is a military historian, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, a professor of War Studies, and the Director of Massey University’s Center for Defense and Security Studies. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Dark Journey, In the Face of the Enemy: The Complete History of New Zealand and the Victoria Cross, and Kippenberger: An Inspired New Zealand Commander.

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“Simply another triumph of Glyn Harper's scholarship—a must read.”  —Nelson Mail on Dark Journey

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Published by Auckland University Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 1869404777 ISBN 13: 9781869404772
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