Anzac, military history, Gallipoli

Morale and Combat Motivation of British and Anzac Troops at Gallipoli

How well did the morale of soldiers at Gallipoli bear up when fighting in the appalling conditions of the Gallipoli campaign? Did they fight for King and Empire, for their mates, for home, or for what? And what motivated them to go over the top onto enemy fire? To find answers to the question, in this lecture, leading British military historian Professor Gary Sheffield looks at the experiences of Australian, British and New Zealand troops, in and out of battle.

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