In the Australian psyche, the Gallipoli campaign is the action on Gallipoli Peninsula. But an important addition to that land campaign was the part played by the Australian submarine HMAS AE2. AE2's daring passage through the Dardanelles on 25 April, 1915 is a success story of the Gallipoli campaign. Ordered to run amuck, for five days AE2 avoided capture before being scuttled after a skirmish with the Turkish torpedo boat Sultanhisar. This book is based on the memoirs of the captains of AE2 and Sultanhisar.
Vecihi Basarin is a retired Chemical Engineer who worked in the private and public sectors in the offshore oil and gas, industry assistance, petroleum, petrochemical, investment attraction, tourism and environmental protection related fields in Turkey, Norway, USA, Brazil, Germany and the UK. Hatice Basarin is a town planner who came to Australia in 1979. After receiving a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Melbourne, she has worked as a policy and research officer on land use planning, local government and public housing issues. Their first book Gallipoli: The Turkish Story was published by Allen + Unwin in 2003. They live in Melbourne.