- The Road To Jerusalem
Author: Kelvin Crombie
Product code: D132
The 1915 Dardanelles (or Gallipoli) Campaign in Turkey is regarded as one of the biggest Allied defeats of the First World War. Many Australians and New Zealanders however, deem 25th April 1915, when their soldiers landed at Gallipoli, as a 'baptism of fire' and the real beginning of their nationhood.
But why were New Zealand and Australian soldiers, as well as British, French and Indian soldiers, even fighting against the Turks at Gallipoli?
These are the questions which presenter Kelvin Crombie seeks to answer as he leads us on a journey to Britain, Europe, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, New Zealand and Australia. He discovers, in the process, that a road began at Gallipoli which was destined to lead to Jerusalem.
About the Author
Kelvin and Lexie Crombie lived in Israel for nearly twenty-five years, and their four daughters, Orit, Nirel, Talia and Abigail were all born there.
Kelvin was based at Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. He developed an intimate and profound knowledge about the history of the restoration of Israel and particularly the role of the ANZACs in that restoration, and has published a book, documentary DVD and pamphlets on the subject.
The Crombie family has relocated back to Perth, Western Australia, and is available to speak about his work in Israel, and the unique relationship between Australia & New Zealand and Israel.