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Scarecrow Army: The ANZACs at Gallipoli

By Leon Davidson

They had gone looking for the adventure of a lifetime.

An engaging and accessible account of the Gallipoli Story. On 25 April 1925, thousands of Australians and New Zealanders landed at an unnamed cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula. They had come to fight the Turks. They thought the battle would be over in three days, but months later they were still in the trenches they dug at the landing. Anzac Cove became a reverse graveyard where the bodies lay above the ground and the living slept under it.

  • Winner, CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2006
  • Winner, New Zealand Post Book Awards, Non-Fiction, 2006
  • "Heartbreaking and evocative ... This fine book is a worthy offering about a complex and sensitive subject." Australian Book Review

About the author

Leon Davidson is a critically acclaimed writer who brings the stories of war to life for his readers. His books have all won major awards in New Zealand and Australia. Primarily written for children and young adults, they are equally accessible to adults. His books are also widely read in classrooms and used in teaching. He lives with his family in Wellington, where he is a primary school teacher.

ISBN: 9781876372606
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2005
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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