The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton
Pen & Sword 2012
Hardback 290pp Illustrated
9781848847880   Product Code: 20465
The disastrous Gallipoli campaign of the First World War cost Winston Churchill his job as First Lord of the Admiralty and ended the military career of Ian Hamilton, widely blamed for the bungling of the operation on the ground. This study of Hamilton's military career traces his rise to prominence in the British Army of the 19th century and examines his failings, as well as those of his superiors, at Gallipoli, and his prescient military writings after the war.