Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Anzac infantryman 1914-15

Anzac infantryman 1914-15: From New Guinea to Gallipoli (Warrior 155) by Ian Sumner, artwork by Graham Turner (Botley, Osprey, 2011; ISBN 9781849083287)

A detailed examination of the life of the Anzac soldier, using first-hand contemporary accounts, from both Australia and New Zealand, in the characteristic Osprey style.

'Ian Sumner has done it again, what a great book in that series. Peppered with real accounts and stories told by those who survived and those who didn't, this book gives us a genuinely poignant overview of how these young men and boys from Australia and New Zealand enlisted enthusiastically for a war that wasn't really theirs. And then came Gallipoli, its horrors, the trench life and the terrible loss of life with almost 80% casualties for the New Zealanders engaged in that campaign. A great read, an excellent mix of real life accounts, facts and figures and of course all the details about the uniforms and armament at the time.' Pilou on amazon.co.uk

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