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The Resource Gallipoli : a soldier's story, Arthur Beecroft ; foreword by Andrew Roberts

Gallipoli : a soldier's story, Arthur Beecroft ; foreword by Andrew Roberts

Label
Gallipoli : a soldier's story
Title
Gallipoli
Title remainder
a soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Beecroft ; foreword by Andrew Roberts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the start of the First World War, Arthur Beecroft was a recently qualified barrister in his twenties. Determined to enlist despite a medical condition, he volunteered for military service, first as a regular soldier, then as a despatch rider. Offered a commission in the Royal Engineers, in 1915 he saw action at Gallipoli. Now a byword for catastrophic military disaster, the Gallipoli Campaign was the ill-conceived Allied invasion of the Dardanelles. The campaign stalled almost immediately, resulting in over half a million casualties on both sides. Lucky to survive, several years later Beecroft wrote a detailed memoir of his experiences. Discovered by his granddaughter and now reproduced here almost exactly as it was written nearly a century ago, Beecroft's vivid narrative takes us through those heady days of the declaration of war, enlistment, initial training, the bungled landing at Suvla Bay, and the exceptionally difficult conditions of the Gallipoli terrain. This is no mere jingoistic account. With a keen eye, Beecroft brings to life the men dogged by disease and exhaustion - ordinary soldiers who, even as they suffered the betrayal of incompetent leadership, displayed extraordinary reserves of heroism and bravery. Throughout this rare insight into what it was like for an ordinary 'civilian soldier' swept up in the fog of war, Beecroft's authentic voice still speaks honestly to us today - of comradeship and devotion to duty, of fear and facing death. Now published for the first time in the centenary year of the Gallipoli Campaign, this is a soldier's story in his own words
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beecroft, Arthur
Dewey number
940.4/26/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D568.3
LC item number
.B44 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beecroft, Arthur
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Military campaigns
  • Turkey
Label
Gallipoli : a soldier's story, Arthur Beecroft ; foreword by Andrew Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Epigraph -- Contents -- Map of Suvla Bay area (August 1915) -- Foreword by Andrew Roberts -- Preface -- Introduction: The Reason Why -- An Apology -- 1: Training -- 2: With the Division -- 3: To an Unknown Destination -- 4: Final Preparations -- 5: The Landing at Suvla Bay -- 6: The Dawn -- 7: The Eighth of August -- 8: On Snipers -- 9: The Ninth and Tenth -- 10: Out of the Line -- Afterword: Some Psychological Aspects of War -- Timeline of Key Events of the Gallipoli Campaign -- Major Players -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Copyright
Control code
908993669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780719817953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780719817939
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 783769
  • 838621ee-0668-43ac-82e2-b3b4cb7e87e9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908993669
Label
Gallipoli : a soldier's story, Arthur Beecroft ; foreword by Andrew Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Epigraph -- Contents -- Map of Suvla Bay area (August 1915) -- Foreword by Andrew Roberts -- Preface -- Introduction: The Reason Why -- An Apology -- 1: Training -- 2: With the Division -- 3: To an Unknown Destination -- 4: Final Preparations -- 5: The Landing at Suvla Bay -- 6: The Dawn -- 7: The Eighth of August -- 8: On Snipers -- 9: The Ninth and Tenth -- 10: Out of the Line -- Afterword: Some Psychological Aspects of War -- Timeline of Key Events of the Gallipoli Campaign -- Major Players -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Copyright
Control code
908993669
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780719817953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780719817939
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 783769
  • 838621ee-0668-43ac-82e2-b3b4cb7e87e9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908993669

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