Author(s): Chris Roberts
The Landing at ANZAC, 1915 challenges many of the cherished myths of the most celebrated battle in Australian and New Zealand history - myths that have endured for almost a century. Told from both the ANZAC and Turkish perspectives, this meticulously researched account questions several of the claims of Charles Beans magesterial and much quoted Australian official history and presents a fresh examination of the evidence from a range of participants.
Brigadier Chris Roberts AM, CSC (Rtd) spent 35 years in the Australian Army, including operational service in South Vietnam with 3 SAS Squadron, and was Adjutant 5 RAR, OC 1 SAS Squadron, and Brigade Major 1 Task Force. More senior appointments included Commanding Officer The SAS Regiment, Commander Special Forces, Director General Corporate Planning - Army and Commander Northern Command. Retiring in 1999 he spent 7 years in executive appointments with the Multiplex Group, and since then he has worked as a volunteer in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon; the University of Western Australia (BA Honours in History); the Army Staff College; the United States Armed Forces Staff College; and the Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies.