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On 7 August 1915, in an ill-fated attempt to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, hundreds of Australian light horsemen repeatedly charged the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish soldiers. The charge at The Nek has been immortalised in art, literature and film and has come to epitomise both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign. In this classic book, PeOn 7 August 1915, in an ill-fated attempt to break the stalemate at Gallipoli, hundreds of Australian light horsemen repeatedly charged the massed rifles and machine-guns of the Turkish soldiers. The charge at The Nek has been immortalised in art, literature and film and has come to epitomise both the futility and courage of the Gallipoli campaign. In this classic book, Peter Burness provides the best account ever published of the formation and training of the Light Horse regiments (including profiles of the officers involved), the battle itself and a careful consideration of how the suicidal charges were allowed to continue when any hope of success was lost. For this new edition, the author has updated the text to include new information that has come to light since the book was first published in 1996, and he has also provided new maps and photographs...

Title : The Nek
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ISBN : 9780864177827
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168 Pages
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The Nek Reviews

  • Brian
    2018-11-28 00:32

    A bit short at only 148 pages, but then the *battle* if it can be called that only lasted a few minutes. In the grand scheme of things the Nek was rather inconsequential. However it is illustrative of so many battles, particularly early in the Great War, when strategy was based on technology from times past.