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    Posted: 28 Nov 2011 at 15:00
I actually found a hardback copy of this book in a little book shop on Charing Cross Road, on Remembrance weekend (got it for a tenner so I was very happy).
 
Michael Hickey's style of writing makes for easy reading, his knowledge of the campaign is very obvious and excudes throughtout the pages.
 
He intermingles personal accounts throughout the book to show the personal side of the campaign and in doing so also gives accounts of how certain officers and soldiers died, something that possibly their familes never knew.
 
His descriptions of the actions during the campaign show how easily confusion reigned and how without that most essential element of Military doctrine "Command & Control" and despite the best efforts of the PBI the Campaign was doomed to failure.
 
I would recommend that anyone interested in the Gallipoli campaign should try and get a copy of this book as it stands amongst the many fine books written on the subject.
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