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    Posted: 11 Jun 2012 at 16:23
This is an interesting little review given by an Australian Publishing company.
 
This book heralded the beginnings of a federalised Australia, who turned to the legends of the ANZACS and their heroic and also laconic attitude, to redefine their nation. When World War I began, poet John Masefield had joined the staff of a British hospital for French soldiers, serving briefly in 1915 as a hospital orderly, and later publishing his own account of his experiences. As the was old enough to be exempted from military service, Masefield then toured the United States on a three-month lecture tour to collect information on the mood and views of Americans about the war in Europe. When he returned to England, he submitted a report to the British Foreign Office, about the failure of the allied forces in the Dardanelles. As a result of that report, Masefield wrote Gallipoli. This book was an outstanding success, encouraging the British people, and lifting them somewhat from the disappointment they had felt as a result of the Allied losses in the Dardanelles. Published when the terror of Gallipoli was fresh in people's minds, John Masefield described what the common soldier had endured in that dreadful campaign. His masterly description of the campaign was one of the first to tell of the events that made ANZAC soldiers famous all over the world.

ISBN: 9781742571621
ISBN-10: 174257162X
Classification: First World War , Battles & campaigns
Format: Paperback (198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: New Holland Publishers
Publisher: New Holland Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2011 < =1-Aug-2011 itemprop="datePublished">
Country of Publication: Australia
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