Gallipoli Guns by Robin Campbell
  

Gallipoli Guns

Written by Robin Campbell
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Gallipoli Guns by Robin Campbell

The World War I battle for control of the Dardanelles strait was fought mainly on Gallipoli Peninsula in? Turkey, with countless casualties. In Gallipoli Guns, we see the battle being fought from two points of view:? the defending Turks, and the attacking troops. The fighting on the peninsula lasted through most of 1915. It was a campaign of bravery, heroism, foolishness and tragedy. The Anzac troops landed on the wrong beach but fought valiantly against overwhelming odds. The Turkish troops, led in part by German officers, had command of the heights above the landing beaches. Adil, a Turkish farmer, and his fellow snipers are a constant threat. Billy, one of the many British soldiers, has to fight his way up the ravines to face the enemy. Building trenches is a major part of life for Billy. As the soldiers fight each other, not only are they battling the opposing side, but also their own consciences, too, as they start to wonder just what they're fighting for. The attacks from the trenches to gain a few yards are paid for with numerous injuries and many deaths. Then there is the difficult task of attempting the retreat from Gallipoli... Gallipoli Guns is a gripping work of historical fiction that will appeal to children aged eight to twelve.

About the Author

Robin Campbell was a primary school teacher, head teacher and university professor of primary education. During that time he published fifteen books, such as Literacy from home to school, Reading with Alice and Reading stories with young children, each about young children developing as readers and writers. More recently he has written stories for children. Gallipoli Guns is his fifth story book.

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Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Robin Campbell
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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Publication date

14th May 2015

ISBN

9781784623425


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