This is a well researched, detailed and compelling story Defender Magazine Billy Sing was a small, dark man and a deadly killer When, as a member of the Australian Imperial Force 5th Light Horse, he was thrust onto the narrow strip of land held by the Australians on Gallipoli, he witnessed the terrible effects of the Turkish snipers and decided to fight fire with fire Using a simple Lee Enfield.303 rifle, Sing began to pick off unwary Turks who exposed themselves Assisted by a spotter who would single out targets for him, Sing acquired an unrivaled reputation as he killed increasing numbers of enemy soldiers He became known as the Anzac Angel of Death and the Assassin of Gallipoli and was considered to be the most successful sniper and most feared man in Gallipoli The Turks, aware of his reputation decided to target Sing with their own marksman In a deadly duel, Sing fired first and killed Abdul the Terrible This is a vivid account of the merciless nature of the fighting in the Gallipoli Campaign from an award winning journalist and best selling author....
|Title||:||Gallipoli Sniper: The Remarkable Life of Billy Sing|
|Publisher||:||Frontline Books July 19, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||685 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Gallipoli Sniper: The Remarkable Life of Billy Sing Reviews
This book is indeed about a man who served as a sniper at Gallipoli, and therefore the title is not wrong, but it wasn’t what I anticipated. There’s little about the Gallipoli campaign that students of the subject wouldn’t know already, and even less about sniping. Its most interesting aspect was the description of life and society in Australia at the turn of the last century, but that’s not what I purchased the book for.
This is a good book, and supplies a lot of history for this time period, but there is very little about Sing specifically. Although I was hoping for a more detailed account of Sing's life it did provide a good glimpse of the life and actions of those involved in Gallipoli.
Fantastic read about the Gallipoli campaign through the eyes of a soldier/sniper and his mates using letters and diaries from the involved soldiers. Highly recommend this book!!!
A good read about a somewhat flawed individual thrown into an extremely flawed moment in history. If you had to be in a WW1 trench you would want Billy Sing there beside you.