Title: The Nek - The Tragic Charge of the Light Horse at Gallipoli
Author: Burness, Peter
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2012
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket - 167 pages
Comments: The comprehensive history of the charge of the 8th and 10th Light Horse regiments at The Nek. Now scarce.
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.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 October, 2012.