Few accounts of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign are as famous as that of John Masefield, and justly so, for so few have captured the danger, death and heroism on the Peninsula. He saw service as a Red Cross orderly in France and sought to alleviate the plight of the soldier and volunteered his services to motor boat ambulance seeing the battles first-hand. Masefield was a poet of great power, later becoming Poet-Laureate, and set to use all of his skills in describing the feats and achievements of the expedition.
Published in London and New York simultaneously to wide acclaim this account is a still a classic described by one critic as ‘a book to strike the critical faculty numb’ and ‘too sacred for applause’— W.H. Hamilton.
This edition contains the numerous maps and illustrations that enrich and aid the readers experience.
Author — Masefield, John, 1878-1967.
Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in New York, The Macmillan company, 1916.
Original Page Count – 245 pages.
Illustrations — 9 maps and Illustrations