Manning Clark On Gallipoli
Manning Clark's History of Australia has been nominated as the most influential work of non-fiction Australia has produced. As Donald Horne wrote, Clark 'looked for great human issues and presented them as moral dramas'. In this extract from Volume 5, the tragedy of Gallipoli is played out against the broader Australian experience of World War I, as the nation, still in its infancy, struggled to make sense of the terrible conflict in Europe and its costs.
Manning Clark On Gallipoli is the first title in the MUP Masterworks series, which celebrates distinguished Australian writers and ideas. This title's release coincides with the ninetieth anniversary commemorations of the landing at Gallipoli.