Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with his arrival with the first convoy in April 1915, this chronicle details the experiences of Australian war correspondent C. E. W. Bean during the Anzacs campaign on Gallipoli. Emphasizing how no other pressman dared to go ashore during the first landings, this reconstruction documents Beans determination to sit in the frontline trenches during even the fiercest battles, taking notes or making sketches. His adamant decision to remain until the evacuation in spite of the wounds he incurred is also highlighted, ensuring his place as one of historys most resolute journalists.
About the Author
Kevin Fewster is director of the National Maritime Museum and the coauthor of Gallipoli: The Turkish Story.