The Landing at Anzac, 1915 challenges many of the cherished myths of the most celebrated battle in Australian and New Zealand history — myths that have endured for almost a century. Told from both the Anzac and Turkish perspectives, this meticulously researched account questions several of the claims of Charles Bean’s magisterial and much-quoted Australian official history and presents a fresh examination of the evidence from a range of participants.
The Landing at Anzac, 1915 reaches a carefully argued conclusion in which Roberts draws together the threads of his analysis delivering some startling findings. But the author’s interest extends beyond the simple debunking of hallowed myths, and he produces a number of lessons for the armies of today. This is a book that pulls the Gallipoli campaign into the modern era and provides a compelling argument for its continuing relevance. In short, today’s armies must never forget the lessons of Gallipoli.
A brilliant, deeply researched account that goes beyond the myths and legends to explain what really happened. Professor David Horner, AM.
… the most accurate account of the Anzac landing yet written. A brilliant work that lays many myths to rest. Dr Peter Pedersen.
… a fine piece of historical writing, it is the most comprehensive reconstruction of the landing to date … Roberts tells us what we have needed to know for a century. Professor Peter Stanley.
‘Simply brilliant; a model of historical accuracy, analysis and insight’. Dr Jack Sheldon.
… the first truly cogent account of the Anzac landing. Peter Hart. IWM. London.
… superbly told story … It is essential reading for all who would understand 25 April 1915.Dr Christopher Pugsley.