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Australia in Arms

Australia in Arms: The Story of Gallipoli: Text Classics

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Phillip Schuler

Introduction by Paul Ham

The whole Allied front was barely four miles, swept by a terrible inferno of shells. The air was filled with the white woolly clouds that the Anzac men—old soldiers now—knew meant a hail of lead.

Published soon after the evacuation from Gallipoli, Australia in Arms is a vital early account of the Dardanelles campaign. The young journalist Philip Schuler, later killed in battle, witnessed ‘the whole of the August offensive from…trenches at Lone Pine’. He saw the valour of the Anzacs, and recognised too the strength of their Turkish opponents. Vivid and incisive, his book is one of the great achievements of Australian military writing.

Phillip Schuler
About the Author

Phillip Schuler, born in Melbourne in 1889, is one of Australia’s most significant World War I reporters. The son of the editor of the Age, he volunteered in 1914 to sail to Egypt as the newspaper’s war correspondent. In 1915 he travelled to Turkey, where he was embedded with Anzac soldiers. Written on Schuler’s return home, Australia in Arms...

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2 April 2018
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Praise for Phillip Schuler
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‘The best and fullest story yet of the whole Anzac campaign.’

‘Remarkably fresh, compelling and dispassionate.’

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  • Australia in Arms
    ISBN: 9781925626490
    2 April 2018
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