Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far

Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far


In early August 1915, after months of stalemate within the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops introduced a sequence of attacks in an all - out try to holiday the impasse and accomplish a decisive victory. The 'August offensive' ended in heartbreaking failure and expensive losses on either side. a few of the websites of the bloody fight turned well-known names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay. Debate has persevered to the current day over the method and making plans, the genuine or illusory possibilities for fulfillment, and the factors of failure in what grew to become the final throw of the cube for the Allies. This new publication concerning the Gallipoli battles arises out of an incredible overseas convention on the Australian battle Memorial in 2010 to mark the ninety fifth anniversary of the Gallipoli crusade. Keynote speaker Professor Robin previous led more than a few foreign gurus from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, India and Turkey to provide their most modern learn findings. the outcome used to be major: by no means prior to had any such variety of perspectives been offered, with clean German and Turkish views provided along these of British and Australasian historians. For the ensuing ebook, the papers were edited and the textual content has been augmented with infantrymen' letters and diary bills, in addition to a great number of photos and maps.

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