Gallipoli: A Short History by Michael McKernan & Pozières: The Anzac Story by Scott Bennett

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May 2011, no. 331

Gallipoli: A Short History by Michael McKernan & Pozières: The Anzac Story by Scott Bennett

Reviewed by
May 2011, no. 331

Michael McKernan states in his introduction to his short book on Gallipoli that he is dissatisfied with much writing on military history. He writes: ‘Military history is often presented as a thing of maps and statistics, a brutal narrative based on the deployments and motives of commanders with a score sheet of those who performed well and those who failed. In this book I have tried to go beyond that ... to show that somewhere for each life lost, there was long mourning and deep grief.’

Pozières: The Anzac Story

by Scott Bennett

Scribe, $36.95 pb, 398 pp, 9781921640353

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