Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916

Gallipoli and the Dardanelles 1915-1916

Despatches from the Front

Hardback204pp Illustrated

9781781593448     Product Code: 225243


Initially a naval operation to secure the Dardanelles sea route to Russia from the Mediterranean, the Gallipoli campaign soon escalated to a lengthy and attritional land battle. The result was a humiliating defeat for Britain, which led to the ousting of First Sea Lord Winston Churchill and a change of government. This book reproduces the original despatches from Admirals Sackville Carden and John de Robeck and land commanders Ian Hamilton and his replacement Charles Monro.

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