Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Chaplain at Gallipoli

John Masefield, mentioned in an earlier post could have been describing a different war to the one witnessed by Kenneth Best. Best clearly writes from personal experience, while to me, Masefield’s account of Gallipoli seems to lack the authenticity that … Continue reading

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The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe’s film The Water Diviner is part of the growing focus on the 1915 Gallipoli campaign leading up to the event’s centenary. It’s the story of a bereaved father who travels to Turkey to find the remains of his … Continue reading

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Gallipoli and the Anzacs

In 1915 British and French naval forces tried to force a way through the Dardanelles Strait, into the Sea of Marmara and then onwards to Constantinople, intending to end Turkey’s involvement in the war (WWI). Their ships found too much … Continue reading

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Blood, Paint and Marble.

I have watched from the dirt ramparts of the base at Tarin Kot… I have heard the noise of battle in the distance; taken the radio call… I have awaited their return and tended their wounds… I have worn their … Continue reading

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