In I9I5, on a rugged beach in south-western Turkey, young soldiers fighting for their countries forged what we now know as the Anzac spirit. The mateship, loyalty and courage they displayed in the trenches formed the bedrock of the Australian and New Zealand national characters.
In The Spirit of Gallipoli, bestselling author Patrick Lindsay examines this momentous conflict, bringing to life the heroes and the villains; the tragedy and the glory. He digs deep into the bedrock of the Australian character and examines the spirit that sets Australians apart and enables them to so often fight above their weight on the international stage. He places the Gallipoli campaign in context, telling the story through the eyes of those who were there and he delves into the remarkable spirit which sustained the Anzacs as they clung to the ridges in their baptism of fire, half a world from their homelands. The Spirit of Gallipoli is a must-read for all those who want to understand what the Anzac spirit is and where it was forged.