Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Robin Prior

The Gallipoli crusade of 1915–16 was once an ill-fated Allied try and shorten the warfare via taking away Turkey, making a Balkan alliance opposed to the important Powers, and securing a sea path to Russia. A failure in all respects, the operation resulted in catastrophe, and the Allied forces suffered a few 390,000 casualties. This conclusive publication assesses the numerous myths that experience emerged approximately Gallipoli and offers definitive solutions to questions that experience lingered concerning the operation.

Robin previous, a well known army historian, proceeds step-by-step in the course of the crusade, facing naval, army, and political issues and surveying the operations of all of the armies concerned: British, Anzac, French, Indian, and Turkish. depending considerably on unique records, together with ignored conflict diaries and technical army assets, earlier evaluates the method, the commanders, and the functionality of squaddies at the floor. His conclusions are strong and unsettling: the naval crusade was once no longer “almost” gained, and the land motion used to be no longer bedeviled by way of “minor misfortunes.” as a substitute, the badly conceived Gallipoli crusade was once doomed from the beginning. or even had it been winning, the operation do not need shortened the struggle by way of a unmarried day. regardless of their bravery, the Allied troops who fell at Gallipoli died in vain.

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