Bowler of Gallipoli: Witness to the Anzac Legend

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 160 pages
Author: F. Glen
Year: 2004
ISBN: 9781876439828
Other: b&w photos, map, bibliog, index
Publisher: Australian Military History Publications

Dr Frank Glen's book provides a study of the only New Zealanders to serve on the Staff Corps of ANZAC at Gallipoli in 1915. Glen traces the career of a sensitive, thoughtful, efficient and courageous officer - Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler.

As a Beach Landing Officer, Corps Provost Marshal and as the first Anzac Beach Commander on Gallipoli, Bowler was in a prime position to fully observe the campaign as it progressed. However, Bowler paid the price for telling the truth about the shortcomings of the high command and he was overlooked for any awards.

This book is also about ANZAC and the great fight for the Dardanells and will be of interest to both Australians and New Zealanders. Bowler was also the officer in charge of the Provosts during the infamous and contentious Haret el Wasser in Cairo.

In revealing the life of Lieutenant-Colonel Edmund Bowler, Frank Glen has dug deep into another layer of the ANZAC legend.

List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. Defending the Empire
Chapter 2. Lord High Constable and the Wazza Riot
Chapter 3. For God, King and Empire
Chapter 4. Beach Landing Officer
Chapter 5. Commandant Inner Defences Anzac Cove
Chapter 6. Some Turning Movement Must be Made
Chapter 7. It is a Defeat - View it How They Will
Chapter 8. New Zealanders and Australian Have Done Their Share of Work
Chapter 9. Massey Should Come Out
Chapter 10. A Witness Denied

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