Gallipoli - The Dardenelles Campaign
The Allied campaign against Gallipoli began
in 1915 when the Turks went into World War I on Germany's side. Winston Churchill, First Lord of the
Admiralty in the British War Cabinet, conceived the plan of smashing through the
Dardanelles with a fleet of old battleships and reopening the straits to Russian shipping.
For years the Turks had been beaten in every battle they fought, and the project stood a
reasonable chance of success.
But what happened in the next nine months was a nightmare of lost opportunities, confused
planning, and military incompetence.
by Michael Hickey
The gripping full story of Allied heroism and
incompetence in the Dardanelles, from the brink of victory to resounding defeat.
Here is an epic of gallantry and folly -- the whole
story of the most controversial campaign of modern times. A must-read for
anyone doing research on Gallipoli. The book is a well-written, historically
accurate portrayal of the campaign. Of the many books written on the campaign, it
is the one book that talks MOST of the Turks, with about every other chapter dedicated to
the Turkish side of the campaign. Many other books don't write about the Turkish
side at all, and much of my research about the opposing forces came from this book.
Gallipoli - the battle from the front line Alan Moorehead's Gallipoli was the
book that lead to the famous Australian movie. The book deals really well with all
aspects of the campaign, from the British/ANZAC/French point of view to the Turkish/German
viewpoint. It is an entertaining read and despite this really brings home some of
the unique horror and heroism of this battle both on the peninsula and at sea.
were some omissions but that is not surprising considering the scope of the book.
I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in not only the battle
but in the Great War as well.
The passage of time has not slowed the production of
books and articles about World War I. This volume provides a guide to the historiography
and bibliography of the Dardanelles Campaign, including the Gallipoli invasion.
focuses on military history but also provides information on political histories that give
significant attention to the handling of the Dardanelles Campaign. The opening
section of the book provides background information about the campaign, discusses the
major sources of information, and lays out the major interpretive disputes.
Other Australian war books here - Aussie
Regiments at Gallipoli
by Ray Westlake
Royal Naval Division:
Antwerp, Gallipoli, France 1914-1918
by Leonard Sellers
The Medical War:
The Australian Army Medical Services
in the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915
(Modern History, Vol 16)
by Michael Tyquin
A reader from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia ,
January 12, 1999
BETTER THAN A " BEX AND A LIE DOWN " I am a little biased as I
served with the Author before he was " Dr. Tyquin " in the Royal Australian Army
Medical Corps. I found this a great read and one that any Medic would enjoy and
reflect that not a lot has changed in attitude since 1915. Mike has taken a very
different approach to the reason we blew our venture into the Dardanelles.
I feel he
has very soundly researched this work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book,
particularly as standard text to all Military Medical personnel, or interested parties.
You won't be disappointed.
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