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These websites, books and films are recommended by the editors of Anzac.govt.nz

Released for the 90th Anniversary of Anzac Day

resource placeholder book icon Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials

McGibbon, Ian (Reed, 2005)
A practical guide with clear, easy to follow directions to the New Zealand battlefields, cemeteries and memorials on the Gallipoli peninsular. A must-have guide for Kiwi visitors to the sites - or anyone simply interested in these events in our history."

Gallipoli film poster video icon Gallipoli (film)

Turkish director Tolga Örnek's documentary film Gallipoli includes excerpts from diaries, letters and photographs from soldiers who fought on both sides of the Gallipoli campaign. The film features reconstructions, animations, and dramatic re-enactments, with narrations by Sam Neill and Jeremy Irons to bring to life the Gallipoli campaign. It includes the stories of three New Zealand soldiers.

For more information and film trailers see the official website: http://www.gallipoli-film.com

See a review of this film from the New Zealand Herald.

Recommended Websites

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/101 (Anzac Day
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/3374 (Gallipoli Campaign)
http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/node/1392 (First World War Memorials)
Essays on the history of Anzac Day and the Gallipoli campaign. Also features radio files from Sound Archives, a register of First World War memorials in New Zealand and biographies of a range people who served at Gallipoli.

Anzac Day in The Classroom - Anzac Day-related topics and activities for students.

Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association
Includes lots of useful information about Anzac Day, Poppy Day and the history of the Gallipoli campaign. See also: Plant a Poppy online

Collection of online films relating to Anzac Day

Visit Gallipoli
This Australian Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs website features a very good online exhibition of the Gallipoli campaign.

Australian War Memorial
This site includes features on Gallipoli, as well as digitised versions of Australia's official histories of the First World War, and a searchable database of individual soldiers.

BBC History
This site includes excellent material about the First World War in general.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Includes a searchable database of 1.7 million men and women who died in the two world wars.

Imperial War Museum
http:// www.iwm.org.uk/upload/package/2/gallipoli/index.htm
The online exhibition of the Gallipoli campaign includes panoramas.

First World War.com
Overview of the First World War, with a full range of resources including songs, poetry, images, posters and articles.


'ANZAC', On the Anzac Trail: Being extracts from the Diary of a New Zealand Sapper (William Heinemann: London, 1916)

Carkeek, Rikihana, Home Little Maori Home: A Memoir of the Maori Contingent 1914-1916 (Totika Publications Ltd: Wellington, 2003)

Chamberlain, Jan (ed.), Shrapnel and Semaphore: My Grandfather's Diary of Gallipoli (RadioWorks: Auckland, 2001)

Fenwick, Lieutenant-Colonel Dr Percival, Gallipoli Diary 24 April to 27 June, 1915 ( Auckland Museum: Auckland, nd)

Kinloch, Terry, Echoes of Gallipoli, in the Words of New Zealand's Mounted Riflemen (Exisle Publishing: Auckland, 2005)

Malthus, Cecil, Anzac: A Retrospect (Reed: Auckland, 2002)

McGibbon, Ian, 'Gallipoli', in Ian McGibbon (ed), The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Military History (Oxford University Press: Auckland, 2000)

McGibbon, Ian, Gallipoli: A Guide to New Zealand Battlefields and Memorials (Reed: Auckland, 2005)

Pugsley, Christopher, The ANZAC Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (Reed: Auckland, 2004)

Pugsley, Christopher, Gallipoli, The New Zealand Story (Hodder & Stoughton: Auckland, 1984)

Ross, Captain Malcolm and Noel Ross, Light and Shade in War (Edward Arnold: London, 1916)

Shadbolt, Maurice, Voices of Gallipoli (Hodder & Stoughton: Auckland, 1988)

Stanley, Peter, Quinn's Post, Anzac, Gallipoli (Allen & Unwin: Crows Nest, 2005)

Stowers, Richard, Bloody Gallipoli: The New Zealanders' Story (David Bateman: Auckland, 2005)

Waite, Major Fred, The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (Whitcombe & Tombs: Auckland, 1919)


Gallipoli, dir. Peter Weir, 1981

Gallipoli: Untold Stories, documentary DVD/VHS, Australian documentary released for the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

See more Anzac films on NZOnScreen