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Sunday, April 25, 2021
On April 25, 1915, Australian troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, a site they were advised 'a friendly beach.'
For the men and women who displayed great courage, discipline and self-sacrifice in serving our country.
THE BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI
In 1915, Australia along with its Allies Britain, France and Russia, Italy, and Japan were at war, fighting Germany, the Ottoman Empire aka Turkey, and Austria-Hungary. Most people think of World War 1 of fighting the Germans in the trenches across France. But Russia was also under attack from Turkey in the Caucasus. To aid their plight the Allies devised a plan to distract Turkey by attacking the Gallipoli Peninsula, on Turkey's Aegean coast. By taking control of this strip of land they would have control of a strait of water called the Dardanelles and lay siege to Turkey's main city, Istanbul (then Constantinople).
A DISASTER UNFOLDS
The troops were advised that the beach was friendly. Under misdirection, around 20,000 soldiers landed on the beach, but they landed in the wrong place. With steep cliffs and the fire of the enemy surrounding them, they fought for several months but couldn't make any leeway. There wasn't anywhere to go, so they dug in and copped the brunt of the Turks. Thousands of Aussies and Kiwi soldiers died, not only from the battle but from disease caused by the living conditions.
This disaster gave birth to the Aussie Digger, a courageous battler who faced inconceivable odds with humour, courage and mate ship. Eventually the troops were withdrawn but nothing was accomplished. It was from here that the legend of the Aussie Digger spread throughout the world.
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Most of my novels have been best sellers on Amazon Au and I'd like to thank you for all your support. It means so much.
With covid on the run and the recent flooding in the area I've kept a low profile. Mind you I've been busy writing.
Writing a new manuscript is often challenging, but when I have a basic plot and the characters in place, the story moves forward. At times I have a few subplots, and know where the story will go although sometimes when writing it begins to write itself.
I haven't got a title for my next novel and this is usually the case until nearing the end, bingo. I'm about halfway through this next one and I do have a list of titles, yet nothing stands out at present. My motto. It will happen. :)
The News page on my website will announce any new releases, or generally anything that's happening in my writing world.
I do hope you are keeping safe and well during our trying times.
Suzanne x :)
Friday, March 5, 2021
I want to thank all readers for leaving a rating on any of my novels on Amazon and Goodreads.
I've been in writing land, and enjoying every moment of it. This one has a definite twist at the end. Loving it. Title for now, unknown. It will happen. :)
I have also discovered that Return to the Outback is #3 in Amazon Western Au, and #5 in Caribbean and Latin American Literature.
Thank you. I'm pleased you are enjoying the read. x :)