On Dangerous Ground: A Gallipoli Story
In 1915 Lt Roy Irwin goes missing at Gallipoli. The young woman who loves him, and the men who fought beside him, begin their search. In 1919, historian CEW Bean returns to Anzac Cove with artist George Lambert and soldier Harry Vickers to solve the greatest mystery of the campaign, to discover Gallipolis secret. Forward to 2015, and Dr Mark Troys quest to preserve the peninsula from roadworks is sidetracked by political intervention and diplomatic intrigue. But a flirtation with a dynamic young woman from Army Intelligence uncovers long-forgotten documents protecting Gallipolis graves. Eagerly awaited, one of Australias leading historians uses fact and fiction to recreate the most dramatic moments of the Gallipoli campaign. On Dangerous Ground is fast-paced, accurate and thrilling a retelling of one of the weightiest moments of the twentieth century.
Bruce Scates, Professor of History and Australian Studies at Monash University is one of Australia's most respected historians.