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Gallipoli is a historical fiction book written by Alan Tucker. It is Tucker's fourth book for My Australian Story and the thirty-first book in the series overall. The book was published in March 2013 by Scholastic and reprinted with new cover art in March 2020. It was followed by Alan Tucker's Kokoda.


"Dedicated to the Fighting 10th, 1st AIF, 3rd Brigade, 10th Battalion and Clifford Claudias Schrader, 1st Division, Signal Company
'Goodbye cobber. God bless you.'
Final words of Trooper Harold Rush of the 10th Light Horst Regiment.

Book description[]

"The attack has been timed to the minute. Thirty minutes from now we'll climb down the rope ladders into the the lighters and find our seat. I'm one of the lucky ones. I've been chosen as one of the 500 men from my battalion who will be in the first wave to land. The Turks won't know what's hit them... Two miles inland is our goal.
Lying about his age, and looking for adventure, 14-year-old Victor March enlists in the 10th Battalion of the AIF to fight in the Great War.
Victor and his new mates, Fish, Needle and Robbo, are headed for the Gallipoli peninsula, and into battle. He is among the first soldiers to land at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, and the world as he knows it is about to change.
In his diary, Victor records the horrors of war, his friendships, his fears, and the story of Australia's most legendary military campaign.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Gallipoli characters
  • Victor March


Main article: Alan Tucker




See also[]

File:Gallipoli Teacher's Notes.pdf

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street