The Battle For Lone Pine
Most Australian have heard of Lone Pine. Too few know why.Over four days in August 1915, Australians and Turks were thrown into some of the fiercest fighting of the war, on a small plateau in Gallipoli known as Lone Pine. Thousands of lives were lost. Seven of Australia's nine Gallipoli VCs were earned during brutal hand-to-hand combat in dark tunnels and in trenches just metres apart, bombarded by terrifying volleys of grenades.The Battle for Lone Pine is the first book devoted to this cornerstone of the Anzac legend, drawing on unforgettable first-hand accounts scratched into diaries and letters home. The stories of the diggers, as well as the engineers, nurses, sappers, commanders and more, provide an invaluable record of the battle and serve as moving testimony to their courage in appalling conditions.Today, pine trees are planted in remembrance around Australia. In Gallipoli, the Lone Pine Cemetery and Memorial attracts large crowds to commemorate Anzac Day. David W. Cameron's absorbing history reveals the fate of those who fought on the ground where they gather. 'A fine work of military and social history.' Weekend Australian 'We now have a powerfully written and well-illustrated book that focuses on this tragic action.' Sydney Morning Herald
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- Paperback | 400 pages
- 136 x 200 x 27mm | 325g
- 01 Jan 2016
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
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'A fine work of military and social history.' Weekend Australian 'We now have a powerfully written and well-illustrated book that focuses on this tragic action.' Sydney Morning Herald
About David W. Cameron
David W. Cameron received his PhD in biological anthropology in 1995 at the Australian National University and is a former Australian Research Council QEII Fellow at the Department of Anatomy & Histology, University of Sydney. He has conducted fieldwork in Australia, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He is the author of several books on Australian military history and primate evolutionary biology and has published over 60 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals. He lives in Canberra.