Peter Weir's 1981 film Gallipoli is a classic of Australian cinema and is well worth viewing before your visit. In 2014 Australian–New Zealand actor Russell Crowe released his directorial debut, The Water Diviner. The film tells the story of an Australian father who makes his way to Turkey to ascertain the fate of his three sons, all missing in action after the Battle of Gallipoli.
Reading at least one of following books before your visit will allow you to make the most of your time here:
Gallipoli (2001) Award-winning Australian historian and journalist Les Carlyon's book is highly regarded by military historians and is a gripping, magnificently written account of the campaign.
Gallipoli Battlefield Guide (Çanakkale Muharebe Alanları Gezi Rehberi; 2006) The English-language version of this reference book by Gürsel Göncü and Şahin Doğan is still available at some bookshops in Çanakkale and Eceabat.
Exploring Gallipoli: Australian Army's Battlefield Guide to Gallipoli (2012) This ebook was written by Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Wahlert, a historian with the Australian Army History Unit.
Gallipoli (2011) Military historian Peter Hart, an oral historian at the Imperial War Museum's sound archive, focuses on the contribution of British troops to the campaign.
Gallipoli (1956) This classic by the Australian-born foreign correspondent Alan Moorehead was re-released in a Perennial Classics edition in 2002.
Gallipoli – The New Zealand Story (1998) Written by respected New Zealand military historian Christopher Pugsley.
Gallipoli (2015) Written by popular Australian author Peter Fitzsimons for the 100th anniversary of the WWI campaign.