Generally conceded to be doomed from the outset by the most recent historiography, the Gallipoli campaign still arouses heated controversy. In a new compendium of original research by an impressive array of established and up and coming scholars, Gallipoli: The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915-16 explores various aspects of the Allied military effort to force a passage through the Dardanelles Straits and eliminate Ottoman Turkey from its Central Powers alliance. Contributors and topics: Phylomena Badsey: Care Giving and Naval Nurses; John Bourne: 7th North Staffordshire Regiment; Stephen Chambers: MEF POWs; Alexandra Churchill: The Evacuation; Jeff Cleverly: Suvla Bay Landings; Rhys Crawley: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Headquarters; Brian Curragh: Lieutenant-General Sir Bryan Mahon and 10th (Irish) Division; Peter Doyle: Gallipoli terrain; Katherine Swinfen Eady: 29th Division staff officer; Mel Hampton: First Battle of Krithia; Peter Hart: Royal Naval Division; Simon House: Corps Expeditionnaire d’Orient; Gavin Hughes: Irish Regiments; James Peter Hurst: ANZAC landing; Rob Langham: Highland Mountain Brigade; Michael LoCicero: Krithia Nullah operations November-December 1915; Linda Parker: British and Australian Chaplains; Ross Mahoney: British airpower; Simon Peaple: Grand Strategy; Chris Pugsley: New Zealand military performance; David Raw: Hunter-Weston-Egerton feud; Chris Roberts: Australian Brigade Command;; Rob Stevenson: 1st Australian Division; Tom Williams: Territorial divisions at Suvla Bay and Ritchie Wood & John Dixon: British and Australian Tunnellers.
GALLIPOLI New Perspectives On The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 1915-16
There is no sign that Gallipoli is diminishing in interest to the general public. This book, which brings to the campaign the perspectives of a new generation of scholars, is to be particularly welcomed. If you thought you knew everything there was to know about Gallipoli, buy this book and think again.
This is an impressive and important volume, the contributors provide a nuanced picture of Gallipoli, that most controversial of campaigns. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the First World War.A real heavyweight in term’s of both content and it’s very impressive page count .
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