THE OTTOMAN DEFENCE AGAINST THE ANZAC LANDING
The landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 represents a defining moment, not only for Australia and New Zealand, but also for Turkey. This offers a detailed account of the landing from the Turkish perspective with descriptions of the Ottoman forces such as the composition of units, the men who commanded them, their weapons, capabilities, and reactions to the ANZAC invasion have generally remained undocumented or described in piecemeal fashion based on secondary sources.
This meticulously researched volume describes the Ottoman Army in fascinating detail from its order of battle, unit structure and composition, training, and doctrine to the weapons used against the ANZACs. Using Ottoman military documents, regimental war diaries, personal accounts, and memoirs, author Mesut Uyar describes the unfolding campaign, unraveling its complexity and resolving many of the questions that have dogged accounts for a century. Detailed maps and photographs published for the first time add clarity and portray many of the men the ANZACs referred to with grudging respect as 'Johnny Turk.'
NEW-pb, available late April 2016 ......$17.00
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Updated as of 5/26/2022ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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