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Damien Fenton

Why on earth was our first engagement in the Great War at Gallipoli? And why has this clumsy invasion and subsequent defeat come to mean so much for New Zealanders and Australians and Turks alike?

In Iraq in June this year Isis/Islamic State declared a new Muslim Caliphate. Our soldiers helped destroy the last Caliphate 100 years ago and were the subjects of a declaration of Jihad.

Damien Fenton has written the superb, family-friendly New Zealand and the First World War and is now looking more closely at our involvement with the Ottoman Empire after Gallipoli.