The August Offensive at Anzac 1915 #10 Australian Army Campaigns Series

The August Offensive at Anzac 1915 #10 Australian Army Campaigns Series

By: David W. Cameron

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The August Offensive or 'Anzac Breakout' at Gallipoli saw some of the bloodiest fighting since the landing as Commonwealth and Turkish troops fought desperate battles at Lone Pine, German Officers' Trench, Turkish Quinn's, The Chessboard, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, The Farm, Hill Q and Hill 971. The offensive was designed to allow the allied forces to 'break out' of the Anzac beachhead below the Sari Bair Range; its end result was an enlarged prison for which they paid a high price in men and materials. The appalling nature of the terrain, the complex plan and the overly ambitious objectives set for the already fatigued troops made the 'fog of war' a crucial factor. Indeed, the August Offensive clearly demonstrates what happens when an overriding strategic objective does not take into account the tactical difficulties on the ground. This book is part of the Australian Army History Unit's Campaigns Series: well-researched, comprehensive and easy-to-read books on Australia's military campaigns. About the Author David Cameron completed his PhD in 1995 and was subsequently awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Australian National University, followed by an ARC QEII Fellowship at the University of Sydney. He has published a number of books on Australian military history and science and over sixty research papers in internationally peer reviewed journals.

Title: The August Offensive at Anzac 1915 #10 Australian Army Campaigns Series

Author Name: David W. Cameron

Categories: World War I,

Publisher: Australia, Big Sky Publishing: 2011

ISBN Number: 0987057472

ISBN Number 13: 9780987057471

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 24.5 x 17.5 x 1.3 cm

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 002608