Armageddon: Two Men on an Anzac Trail

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Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse cavalry and infantry fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, the steps of the men and boys who fought there are retraced in this extraordinary book. From the enemy trenches where they charged the Turks on horseback, to the narrow mountain passes—where, exhausted, they slept in their saddles in retreat—this account journeys to the hostile and lonely places where soldiers lost and buried their ...

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Overview

Almost a century after the Australian Light Horse cavalry and infantry fought a series of epic and bloody battles against the Turkish Army across the deserts of the Middle East, the steps of the men and boys who fought there are retraced in this extraordinary book. From the enemy trenches where they charged the Turks on horseback, to the narrow mountain passes—where, exhausted, they slept in their saddles in retreat—this account journeys to the hostile and lonely places where soldiers lost and buried their mates. Through battlefields still littered with shrapnel, bullet casings, and even the odd human bone, this part travelogue and part history reflects upon the collision of the turbulent Middle Eastern politics with the past.

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"Inspiring stories of extraordinary bravery and sacrifice, told with great insight."  —Bryan Dawe, Australian writer, comedian, and political satirist

"The boldest, most stimulating book on Australian military history to appear for some time."  —Canberra Times on Beersheba

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780522857306
  • Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Daley is an author, columnist, and multiple-award-winning journalist. He is the author of Beersheba. Michael Bowers is a freelance photographer, a regular commentator on ABC radio, and the host of ABC TV’s "Talking Pictures" on Insiders.

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