The Gallipoli campaign and the ANZAC legend

War historians Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr John Blaxland discuss the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 - a failed attempt by Western Allies to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the First World War.

They discuss why the campaign was doomed from the start, how it has become synonymous with Australian national identity, and why the Gallipoli experience should not be viewed solely as an Australian sacrifice.

Dr Rhys Crawley has just recently released a new book, 'Climax at Gallipoli', which attempts to set the record straight on Gallipoli, its place in history and the way we remember the tragic event.

Read more about his new study here.

 

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