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- Description'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 unrivalled reputation as he killed increasing numbers of enemy soldiers. He became kwn 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 the Sing with their own marksman. In a deadly duel, Sing fired first and killed 'Abdul the Terrible'. This a vivid account of the merciless nature of the fighting in the Gallipoli Campaign from an award-winning journalist and best-selling author.
- Author BiographyJOHN HAMILTON was born in England and migrated to Western Australia with his family. After serving in the Royal Australian Navy he worked as an award-winning reporter and foreign correspondent for more than forty years. His interest in Gallipoli began in 2000 when he was assigned to cover the 85th anniversary of the landings at Anzac Cove.
- Author(s)John Hamilton
- PublisherPen & Sword Books Ltd
- Date of Publication07/04/2015
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationBarnsley
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFrontline Books
- Content Note16 pages of b/w plates
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine31 mm
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