18th Battalion Collection Diaries & Letters Book Enlisting Gallipoli

Enlisting for Gallipoli Diaries & letters of the men of the 18th Battalion by M Garland
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Over 80 letters and diaries have been sourced for this personal story of the 18th Battalion fighting on Gallipoli at ANZAC. We follow the men from their Australian camp to Egypt and then Gallipoli - a tragedy unfolded which was to be repeated throughout WW1.  The Battalion landed on Gallipoli on the 22 August 1915, that very same day the men were thrown into the Battle of Hill 60 and the costly August Offensive. Beginning the battle with about 1,000 men, by the end the battalion could muster only 386. During their first week on Gallipoli, the 18th suffered over 600 casualties.
An Honour Roll of those killed in the first battle is included, as well as one hundred brief newspaper obituaries from 1915.

With meticulous research, author Maurie Garland reveals the full, untold story of the tragic 18th Battalion men story.

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