Gallipoli: Reckless Valour

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Black Dog Books

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Age 8+

Armed Forces Educational: History, Battles, History & The Past: General Interest People & Places Warfare

Every year, thousands of young people make a pilgrimage to Turkey, to visit a place where men fought and died almost 100 years ago. Why does ANZAC Day still hold such significance for Australians and New Zealanders? Why did the ANZAC’s land at Gallipoli? Why, in fact, were Australians at war in the first place?


Nicolas Brasch is the author of more than 250 books for children and young adults, including So You Want to be Prime Minister?. He has also presented workshops and seminars on writing and storytelling, and is the founder of Writers in Residence.


This is a wonderful reference book for young readers, and others of any age who are looking to understand the main structure of why WW1 was declared, and what happened next. It explains in easy to follow fact boxes, the main points of how and why Australian soldiers were sent to Gallipoli, why so many died, and what the outcome of the campaign was. It also tells us why Anzac Day is commemorated on April 25.

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