"Nothing can alter what happened now: Anzac stood and still stands for reckless valour in a good cause, for enterprise, resourcefulness, fidelity, comradeship and endurance that will never admit defeat." - World War I correspondent Charles Bean. The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 was a series of deadly battles. In just eight months, more than 11,000 Australians and New Zealanders died. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Anzac landing, GALLIPOLI: UNTOLD STORIES tells the real story through the private diaries and newspaper reports of Charles Bean, Australia's official war correspondent and Sydney Morning Herald journalist. Bean's misgivings about the campaign are reinforced by graphic and rarely seen photographs taken by Age photographer Phillip Schuler. There are also precious stories from the front line, collected in a exhaustive seach for letters, diaries and memorabilia from the families of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served on Gallipoli. Ninety years on it is time to read the truth about Australia and New Zealand's first campaign as young nations.
GALLIPOLI: UNTOLD STORIES reveals the reality behind the myth, and brings to life the impact and tragedy of a war that gives us the legend of Anzac.