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Battle Story: Gallipoli 1915 : Battle Story - Peter Doyle

Battle Story: Gallipoli 1915

Battle Story

Hardcover Published: 26th August 2011
ISBN: 9780752463100
Number Of Pages: 160

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The Gallipoli campaign was in some ways the brainchild of First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, who saw an attack on the Dardanelles as a way to break through the stalemate in supplying the Eastern Front.

The preceding naval campaign led many to believe that victory was inevitable. However, increased losses at sea prompted the Allies to send ground troops to invade and eliminate the Ottoman artillery. These ground forces comprised a large ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand) contingent and Gallipoli would be their first major campaign in the war.

They invaded on 25 April 1915, landing on 5 stretches of beach in open boats. The casualties from the first landing were horrific, of the first 200 men out of the boats, only 21 reached inland, the rest were mown down by the Ottoman machine-guns.

Throughout the campaign losses were severe, with both sides suffering casualties in excess of 200,000 troops. Eventually the Allies were forced to evacuate. The fall out from this disaster was felt in both military and political circles. Battle Story Gallipoli takes you to the frontline and beyond, ensuring that you will appreciate the ultimate sacrifice made by these WW1 soldiers.

ISBN: 9780752463100
ISBN-10: 0752463101
Series: Battle Story
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26th August 2011
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.26

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