Turkey was closely allied with Germany before and during the Great War. The Kaiser supplied some of his best military brains – led by Liman von Sanders – as advisers to the Turkish army. One of them, Major-General Hans Kannengeisser, is the author of this book. Gallipoli is a well-covered campaign, but accounts from ‘the other side of the hill’ are rare, making this book even more important. Kannengiesser was more than a mere liaison officer with the Turkish army – like Von Sanders, who commanded the Turkish Fifth Army, he actually commanded Turkish troops in action, holding the Turkish rank of Pasha – roughly equivalent to marshal – and leading the 9th Division of Sanders’ army. Kannengiesser tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign from the Turkish side, paying tribute both to the courage of his own men and that of their British and Anzac enemies.
CAMPAIGN IN GALLIPOLI
The story of Gallipoli told from the other side of the hill. Author Hans Kannengiesser was a German general commanding the 9th Turkish division in the Fifth Army of General Liman von Sanders. A rare and absorbing account of the bloody campaign.