Examines the experiences of the soldiers of all nationalities who fought at the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in 1915, during World War I, as well as the men who led them. Recounts the details of the Gallipoli campaign, from the grand military and political strategies to the squalid realities of the front line. Includes maps, illustrations, endnotes, select bibliography and index. Author has been editor of the 'Age', editor-in-chief of the Herald and Weekly Times group, and visiting lecturer in journalism at RMIT University. He received the 1971 Walkley Award and the 1993 Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award.