Title: Armageddon – Two men on an Anzac trail
Author: Daley, Paul & Bowers, Michael
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2011
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 278 pages
Comments: Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who fought there.
Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, Paul Daley and Mike Bowers retrace the steps of the men and boys who fought there.
From enemy trenches where they charged the Turks on horseback, to narrow mountain passes where, exhausted, they slept in their saddles in retreat, Paul and Mike visit the hostile and lonely places where soldiers lost and buried their mates.
Through battlefields still littered with shrapnel, bullet casings and even the odd human bone, they reflect on how the turbulent Middle East politics of the present collides with the past.
Illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs, their story is part travelogue, part reportage and part history. Evocative, sometimes funny, sad and disturbing, Armageddon is two men on a fading Anzac trail.
About the Author
Paul Daley is a Canberra author, columnist and multi-award winning journalist. He has worked extensively overseas, including in trouble spots and conflict zones across Asia, the South Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. He is the author, most recently, of the best-selling Beersheba. He is married to political journalist Lenore Taylor. They have three children.
Mike Bowers is a freelance photographer, regular commentator on ABC radio and host of ABC TV’s ‘Talking Pictures’ on Insiders. He lives in Sydney with his wife, ABC journalist Paula Kruger, son Oscar, daughter Ashla and a troublesome Labrador named Tommy.