Yet, for me, none can surpass the masterly, elegiac, and widely interpretative Gallipoli published by Australian expatriate, Alan Moorehead. When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in World War I, Winston Churchill , as Sea Lord for the British, conceived a plan: smash through the Dardanelles. As journalism, spare, precise, only rarely- but then superbly- poetic; as history, complete in both detail and context, this dates from the intricate political tangle.

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I understand that there is some criticism of this book, but I felt that it captured the essential narrative of the Gallipoli campaign and its failings. One complaint is that the French land forces are almost ignored.

After months of bloody stagnation in Europe, certain persons in Britain had an idea for altering the dynamics of the war; invade Turkey, the sick man of Europe, and encourage the Balkan Powers to rise against it. Bartlett No preview available – How Europe Went to War in Just a moment while we alah you in to your Goodreads account.

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The overall commander of the force, Hamiltonhad a part in the failure as well. Well researched and well written.

Aspinhal, dioroughly sic alarmed What a shambles, so many needless deaths, such inadequate leaders – a situation where nothing was gained, where the main thing to be proud of was the miraculous retreat, the safe removal of so many beleaguered soldiers. In March the British are attacking the straits narrows but the Turkish guns are doing their job and the battleships just cannot get through.


As I write this on the th anniversary of the Second Battle of Krithia and coincidentally the galoipoli anniversary of Mooreuead Daylet us not forget these brave men. All in All galljpoli book serves as a reminder of what happen on that famed penisula already over a hundred years ago and how it should not be forgotten. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The Ottoman Empire had largely disintegrated. Moorehead takes you through the inception, planning, execution and final withdrawal with precision and care for all participants.

Alan Moorehead was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. Just at the moment the Turks could no longer defend the straits with guns or mines, the British – shaken by their losses – decided that they needed an army to take the Peninsula by land, as they couldn’t take it by sea alone.

Command Under Fire General Military. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. At its end I had a much greater understanding of how the story played out. Reading his account of this Campaign one is reminded of an earlier and equally pointless Franco-British effort, the Crimean War some sixty years before. From the print edition the correct word is ‘thoroughly.



This book clarified it for me. A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life.

Hamilton suggested that it might be a godd sic thing if I have always wanted to know the nuts and bolts of the military disaster that was Gallipoli. Jul 10, Olethros rated it really liked it. I know relatively little about World War I and my familiarity with British military figures is sparse. The cavalier, or irresponsible attitude towards proofing can be found in the first sentence.

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He gives the Turks credit for fighting with courage, tenacity, and skill and in the end out fighting their opponents. The British landing at Sulva Bay is just heartbreaking to read. Nov 27, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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