Title: Gallipoli – A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials
Author: McGibbon, Ian
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2005
Cover:Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 128 pages
Comments: Gallipoli is a place of great national significance for New Zealand. In April 1915, soldiers from this country took part in a major Allied assault on the Dardanellas – a tragic campaign that took the lives of more than 2700 New Zealanders and left many more maimed in body or mind. The continuing importance of Gallipoli is evident in the number of New Zealanders, young and old, who now make the trek to the peninsula, especially on Anzac day.
This book is a practical guide with clear, easy-to-follow directions for tourists and visitors to the New Zealand battlefields, cemeteries and memorials on the peninsula, as well as historical overviews of New Zealand’s involvement in the fighting. Photographs throughout show that the battlefields have changed little since the Allied troops pulled out at the end of 1915. This is a book for readers of all ages who are planning a trip to Gallipoli or who are interested in New Zealand’s military history.