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Defeat at Gallipoli


Defeat at Gallipoli

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    Nigel Steel(Author) Peter Hart(Author)
A classic - and compelling - account of the battle of Gallipolli

The battle for Gallipoli was officially described as 'one of the world's classic tragedies' and in Defeat at Gallipoli the participants tell the full story of this failed offensive. The bitter campaign against the Turks from April 1915 to January 1916 was ill-conceived, inadequately equipped and never likely to succeed. The bravery and resilience of the troops in the face of disease and violent death is shown in their letters, diaries and recorded memories, recalling the sordid reality of the campaign. Linking together these experiences, Nigel Steel and Peter Hart provide a new insight into the lives of the soldiers involved and a powerful, moving account of a doomed campaign. 'One of the most controversial and disastrous British campaigns of the 20th century . . . these two historians make a strong case for history proper. Their tale never dulls in the telling' Guardian 'The dramatic effect is considerable and increases in intensity as the story unfolds.' Field Marshal Lord Carver, 'The bill for the incompetence . . . down through the chain of command was paid by suffering in the appalling conditions so vividly described in this splendid book.' Major General Julian Thompson, Globe and Laurel

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  • By Mr. J. H. Pearson on 11 October 2011

    I would prefere, A battle lost however the war was won. No thanks to the planners. However once again the last call has to go to the men who left Gallipoli to their comrades that died. To have left the peninsula with zero casualities was a victory. Been there and seen the terrain. A wonder there was not more casualities. The wonder of a trench. All the men on Anzac were not defeated, they won on the Somme and Passchendaele.

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