Book - Gallipoli Sniper
Book - Gallipoli Sniper

Book - Gallipoli Sniper

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Gallipoli Sniper The life of Billy Sing

Paperback 331 pages

The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked each other. The unwary or unlucky were prey to snipers on both sides, and the sudden crack of a gunshot and instant death were an ever present menace. The most successful and most feared sniper of the Gallipoli campaign, with over 200 credited 'kills', was Billy Sing, a Light Horsemen from Queensland.

John Hamilton has written an extraordinary account of a hidden side of the Gallipoli campaign - the snipers' war. Following Sing from his recruitment onwards, Hamilton takes us on a journey into the squalor, dust, blood and heroism of Gallipoli, seen from the unique viewpoint of the sniper. It is also a moving exploration of the aftermath of war, as Billy Sing returned home, a celebrated killer trying to adapt to a peacetime world.

Gallipoli Sniper is a powerful and very different account of World War One and its effect on those who fought in it.

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Gallipoli Sniper The life of Billy Sing

Paperback 331 pages

The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked each other. The unwary or unlucky were prey to snipers on both sides, and the sudden crack of a gunshot and instant death were an ever present menace. The most successful and most feared sniper of the Gallipoli campaign, with over 200 credited 'kills', was Billy Sing, a Light Horsemen from Queensland.

John Hamilton has written an extraordinary account of a hidden side of the Gallipoli campaign - the snipers' war. Following Sing from his recruitment onwards, Hamilton takes us on a journey into the squalor, dust, blood and heroism of Gallipoli, seen from the unique viewpoint of the sniper. It is also a moving exploration of the aftermath of war, as Billy Sing returned home, a celebrated killer trying to adapt to a peacetime world.

Gallipoli Sniper is a powerful and very different account of World War One and its effect on those who fought in it.