BY CHRISTOPHER PUGSLEY AND CHARLES FERRALL

PUBLISHER: VICTORIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

Remembering Gallipoli tells the story of Gallipoli in the words of the soldiers who fought there, taken from interviews towards the end of their lives. Immediate, vivid and engrossing, it is an important record of a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s history.

 

‘I was so young and I couldn’t join up quick enough.’

Private Walter (‘Wattie’) Pukuae Barclay, NZ&A Divisional Headquarters

 

‘Everybody told us that it’d only last six months. We thought we’d just about get to the other side of the world and the war would be over.’

Trooper James Simpkins, Auckland Mounted Rifles

 

 ‘I came back. All the others died over there. They were all killed, and I don’t know why I wasn’t.’

Trooper John (‘Polly’) Edward Parrant, Wellington Mounted Rifles

 

(From Back cover of book)

 

 Available to borrow from Palmerston North City Library

 

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