Grandad fought in the Dardanelles Campaign
in Turkey and had to ride a horse into the desert to collect messages from Lawrence of Arabia.
He joined up in the first months of the war and was involved in the Dardanelles campaign
where he was seriously wounded.
This was the site for the bloody Battle of Gallipoli, or the Dardanelles Campaign
, between the Ottoman Empire and the Allied forces that took place between Feb 17, 1915, and Jan 9, 1916.
Day trip from [euro]90pp Also called the Dardanelles Campaign
, the battle on the Gallipoli peninsula in northwest Turkey was notoriously one of the most terrible of the First World War, resulting in the tragic toll of some 58,000 allied military, 87,000 Turkish troops and around 300,000 seriously wounded on both sides.
The Norway campaign was an ignominious failure, like the Dardanelles campaign
In August 1914, he joined the Australian Imperial Force in Adelaide, and was part of the ill-fated Dardanelles Campaign
in March 1915, a naval attack on Turkish forces in north-west Turkey.
But it can also feel at times like an ant's-eye view of an elephant: negotiations over loans or book contracts occupy page after page, while the Dardanelles campaign
or the Battle of Britain flits by in a paragraph or two.
The Dardanelles campaign
was a disaster for Great Britain.
AtatE-rk was a war hero, as it was said, but he just led a battle in this or that front of the Dardanelles Campaign
taught me that the Dardanelles Campaign
and the Gallipoli campaign had been the greatest naval and military disaster in the entire history of the British Empire.
Volume 2 is devoted to 1915, with much material on new battlefield technologies and ChurchillEs role in the Dardanelles campaign
. Volume 3 begins with 1916 and ends with the end of the war in 1918, describing key battles and considering AmericaEs role in the war.
Warren Dockter analyses the future Prime Minister's experiences of the East, including his work as Colonial Under-Secretary in the early 1900s, his relations with the Ottomans and conduct during the Dardanelles Campaign
of 1915-16, his arguments with David Lloyd-George over Turkey, and his pragmatic support of Syria and Saudi Arabia during World War II.