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Gallipoli 1915

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The Gallipoli Campaign stands out as a landmark in the history of the First World War, and it was perhaps the most controversial action; it certainly ended in tragedy.

Joseph Murray was among the 400,000 British and Commonwealth troops taking part, and he served as a naval rating turned soldier in Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli 1915 is based on a diary he kept at the time and his later letters home.

The Battle of Gallipoli was a war of nerves, largely played out underground in the tunnels constantly being built by either side.

Joseph Murray's unflinching and compelling account gives us an insight into the daily life of a First World War soldier and provides an eye-witness report of the horrors and tragedy of the conflict.

©2015 Susan Elphick (P)2015 Hachette Audio

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thrilling account.

my grandfather fought in galllipoli, with the Finsbury Rifles. I knew little of the conflict, so I got this audioboik.
wow. it is an amazing accounted of a dreadful conflict. This is the best audiobook so far, and recommended for anyone with interest in history or not.
Jospeph Murray is an incredible man.

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  • 04-10-19

Excellent. from beginning to end.

This story is to the Gallipoli campaign as "Storm of Steel" is to the German perspective of the Western Front. Great first person account of what life was like in the trenches.

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  • Stephen J. Black
  • 12-05-19

Riveting

Loved it, very compelling and moving. The bon flowed well. Sacrifice and death in Gallipoli were par for the course.