books.ie

Skip to Main Content »

Currency
£ $
 
Shopping Cart (0 item)
My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

You're currently on:

Field of Bones: An Irish Division at Gallipoli

Field of Bones: An Irish Division at Gallipoli

Philip Orr

Availability: In stock

-
+
Gift wrap available
$29.12

'This memorable book poignantly gives back a voice to the forgotten' David Park, The Irish Times

During August and September 1915 almost three thousand young volunteer Irish soldiers died on the killing fields of Gallipoli on the Turkish Aegean. A division of Kitchener's Army, at Suvla Bay they fell to gunshot-wounds and shellfire, while thirst, sunstroke and dysentery reduced their chances of survival. Hundreds were burned alive in raging bush-fires.

In post-war Ireland political revolution led to the removal of Gallipoli from memory. One popular ballad told the volunteers, 'you fought for the wrong country; you died for the wrong cause, when the greatest war was at home'.

Here, in heart-breaking detail, built from letters, diaries and archival sources, is the story of the 10th Irish Division, many of whom still lie today in Suvla Bay's deserted field of bones.

'Masterly and moving... Philip Orr enhances his already high reputation as a military historian for not only illuminating and meticulous command of detail but for a sense of balance and a fair-mindedness too rare in work on the long-neglected history of Irish soldiers in the First World War. Field of Bones is an absorbing study to be pondered by all students of the folly, the foibles, and the fortitude of man.'   Professor Joe Lee

'In this marvellously resonant book, Philip Orr has recovered the history of one of Ireland's great forgotten battles... Gallipoli was as important a First World War battle for Ireland as the Somme was for Ulster.'   Professor Keith Jeffery

Philip Orr, a former teacher and military historian, is author of the best-selling The Road to the Somme: Men of the Ulster Division Tell Their Story (Belfast 1987). He lives in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

Additional Information

Author Philip Orr
Publisher Lilliput Press
Publication date 21 Nov 2006
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781843510659

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

Contact Us

Email: contactus@books.ie

Phone: +353 (45) 880806

Facebook  Twitter  Pintrest  Google +

Also check out our BLOG

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here.
X