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  Gallipoli Sniper: The Life of Billy Sing
Gallipoli Sniper: The Life of Billy Sing


 
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Media: BOOK - paperback, 368 pages
Author: J. Hamilton
Year: 2010
Other Data: b&w photos, maps, bibliog, index
ISBN: 9780330425094

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The Anzac battlefield on Gallipoli was made for snipers. Scrub, cliffs, spurs and hills meant that both Anzac and Turkish positions often overlooked one another. 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 was Billy Sing, a Light Horseman from Queensland who was almost unique among the Australian troops in having a Chinese-born father.

A combination of patience, stealth and an incredible eye made him utterly deadly, with the incredible - and horrifying - figure of over 200 credited 'kills'. John Hamilton, has written an extraordinary account of a hidden side of the 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. Gallipoli Sniper is a powerful and very different account of war and its effect on those who fight.

Contents:
Map of the eastern mediterranean Sea 1915
Map of Anzac positions on the Gallipoli Peninsula 1915
Despatch from Gallipoli
Sniper's Moon
1. Yellow Canary
2. Sound the Trumpet, Beat the Drum
3. Prepare for War
4. Mounting Up
5. Boots and Saddles
6. Salt and Sand
7. Snipers Rule
8. Hunting the Hunters
9. Chatam's Post
10. Midgley's Myrmidons
11. Shooting the Illegitimates
12. Abdul the Terrible
13. Getting Out
Epilogue: Home from the Hill
Postscript: Lest We Forget
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index


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