Almost every Australian has heard the story of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, yet most may not recognise the battle by its Turkish name, the Battle of Çanakkale, or recognise the battle as an invasion of a foreign land. ‘Gallipoli- The Invasion’ portrays the view from the Turkish side of the trenches, and in doing so paints a richer portrait of the past and broadens our knowledge and understanding of this tragic event. This book also provides an interesting perspective, arguing that the underlying reason for the Gallipoli campaign was the British Empire’s strategic objective of controlling the vast Middle East oil deposits within the Ottoman Empire. As the Centenary of Anzac is commemorated, Turks, Australians and New Zealanders now see Gallipoli as a unique bond between their nations. Over time, this bond has encouraged the growth of increasing respect, friendship and interest in each other’s country, people and cultures.