Category Archives: Les Carlyon

Gallipoli, Peter Fitzsimons

Peter Fitzsimons’ book is probably the Gallipoli account I should have read first. It covers the major aspects of the Gallipoli campaign, from its planning, through the battles and then on to the evacuation that brought it to an end. … 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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