Gallipoli Memories

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Read Books, 2006 - Religion - 412 pages
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Gallipoli Memories Originally published in 1929, this is an eye-witness account. Compton Mackenzie, famous for his humorous novels, relates his memories of Gallipoli in the First World War. Contents: The Beginning of th. e War Off to Alexandria Getting a Uniform Looking for G.H.Q. The 'Arcadian' Helles Life at G.H.Q. The Battle of the Fourth of June More Life at G.H.Q. Army Corps Headquarters Tenedos for the Second Time Shells Tenedos for the Third Time. Off to Mytilene Days and Nights in Lesbos The Vassilaki Family The New Army Back at G.H.Q. The Dark Night of the Suvla Landing After Suvla Helles Index. Keywords: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey and the near East Gallipoli World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: First World War Eye Witness Account Gallipoli Army Corps Index Keywords Helles Personal Narratives 1914 Memories Compton Mackenzie Humorous Novels Mytilene Arcadian 1900s Lesbos

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I would not recommend this book to anyone who was looking for a book about Gallipoli. Mackenzie wasn't directly involved with the campaign, spending most of his time on Greek islands with an ... Read full review

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Author Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool, England on January 17, 1883. He studied law at Magdalen College in Oxford, but stopped in 1907 to focus on his writing career. He served with British Intelligence during World War I and later published four books about his experiences during this time. He published ninety books including The Passionate Elopement, Carnival, and Sinister Street. He was also a broadcaster and founded and edited the magazine Gramophone. He was knighted in 1952 and died in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 30, 1972.

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