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VCs Of The First World War : Gallipoli : Gallipoli - Stephen Snelling

VCs Of The First World War : Gallipoli


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The landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April 1915 represented the greatest amphibious operation carried out during the course of the First World War.

What had initially been a purely naval enterprise had escalated to become a full-scale Anglo-French invasion, resulting in an eight-month campaign which Churchill hoped would knock Turkey out of the war.

For a campaign that promised so much, it ultimately became a tragedy of lost opportunities. By January 1916, when the last men were taken off the peninsula, the casualties totalled 205,000.

This book contains new material from recently released archives and tells the stories of the thirty-nine men whose bravery on the battlefield was rewarded by the Victoria Cross, among them the war's first Australian VC, first New Zealand VC, and first Royal Marine VC. It represents the highest number of VCs won in a theatre of war, other than the Western Front.

About the Author:

Stephen Snelling is a freelance writer who lives near Norwich, he has written two other titles in the VCs of the First World War series: Naval VCs and Passchendaele. Stephen is a member of the Gallipoli Association.

Acknowledgementsp. v
Preface to the 2010 editionp. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
E.G. Robinsonp. 1
VCs of W Beach: F.E. Stubbs, W. Kenealy, C. Bromley, A. Richards, R.R. Willis and J.E. Grimshawp. 10
VCs of V Beach: E. Unwin, W.C. Williams, G.L. Drewry, G. McK. Samson, W. St A. Malleson, A.W. St C. Tisdallp. 33
C.H.M. Doughty-Wylie and G.N. Walfordp. 69
W. Cosgrovep. 85
W.R. Parkerp. 92
E.C. Boylep. 99
M.E. Nasmithp. 110
A. Jackap. 119
G.R.D. Moorp. 129
H. Jamesp. 138
G.R. O'Sullivan and J. Somersp. 146
VCs of Lone Pine: L.M. Keysor, W.J. Symons, A.S. Burton, F.H. Tubb, W. Dunstan, J. Hamilton and A.J. Shoutp. 158
C.R.G. Bassettp. 193
P.H. Hansenp. 201
W.T. Forshawp. 212
D.R. Lauderp. 221
F.W.O. Pottsp. 227
H.V.H. Throssellp. 234
R. Bell Daviesp. 244
A.V. Smithp. 253
Sourcesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 266
Indexp. 268
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ISBN: 9780752456539
ISBN-10: 0752456539
Series: VCs of the First World War
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st April 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.33