The August Offensive was the last attempt by the Allied forces to break the stalemate with the Turkish defenders that had developed since the Anzac landings in late April 1915. It resulted in some of the bloodiest battles on the Gallipoli peninsula - which included the battles for Leane's Trench, Lone Pine, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill Q and Hill 971. Drawing from letters, diaries and official reports from both Commonwealth and Turkish sources, David Cameron recreates in compelling detail the first five days of the offensive.
David W. Cameron is a biological anthropologist who previously held an Australian Research Council QEII fellowship in the department of anatomy and histology at the University of Sydney and an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. He conducted a preliminary archaeological survey of the Gallipoli battlefields and is the author of "25 April 1915."