Andrew Dynon (
Tue, 04 Apr 2000 14:17:43 +1000

A question for anybody who cares to offer their opinion:

I am planning on writing a Gundam fanfic for Anzac Day (April 25) involving
a Gundam (probably 1YW-era) version of the Gallipoli campaign (in
particular, the initial landing). I need suggestions on how to create an
"adaption" of this campaign with Gundam technology.

For those unfamiliar with the Gallipoli campaign, here's a short overview:
It was a botched attempt by the Allies to invade the Ottomann Empire during
World War I. Due to a blunder by the high command, Allied forces, among
them many ANZACs (members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps)
made their landing in a heavily-defended area of steep hills, and took
heavy losses establishing a beachhead. A long period of fruitless trench
warfare followed, and eventually the Allied forces retreated (the retreat
has been claimed to be "the only well-organised part of the campaign").
Although one of the worst military disasters in history, the campaign has
been called the "true birth of Australia as a nation", despite the fact
that Australia gained independence almost fifteen years beforehand.

BTW, there is a famous Australian movie called "Gallipoli" about the
campaign - I don't know if it's been released in other countries, but if
you can find it, it's worth watching.

Andrew Dynon

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