Category Archives: John Masefield

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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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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