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Gallipoli

The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs

Uitgever: Bloomsbury

  • Engelstalig
  • Hardcover
  • 9781408856154
  • maart 2015
  • 352 pagina's
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Presenting more than 150 never-before-published photographs of the campaign, many taken by the soldiers themselves, together with unpublished written material from British, Anzac, French and Turkish, including eyewitness accounts of the landings, this is an unrivalled account of what really happened at Gallipoli.


Van Emden's gripping narrative and lucid analysis of Churchill's infamous operation, complements Chambers's evocative images, showing how the rapid spread of diseases like dissentry, the lack of clean water and food, the tremendous losses on both sides affected morale, until finally in January 1916, in what were the best-laid plans of the entire disastrous campaign, the Allies successfully fooled the Turkish forces and evacuated their troops from the peninsula with no additional casualties.


Leading First World War historian Richard van Emden and Gallipoli expert Stephen Chambers have produced an entirely fresh, personal and illuminating study of one of the Great War's most catastrophic events.

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Combining previously unpublished photos and first-hand accounts, this is a haunting, humane look at a catastrophic World War I operation - the Gallipoli, or Dardanelles, Campaign - 100 years ago BBC History Handsome ... Reproducing verbatim the testimony of combatants, from commanders down to a 15-year-old midshipman, alongside astonishing snapshots taken at the time. It is fascinating to have Turkish voices alongside British, Australian and New Zealand ones ... These individual voices nevertheless provide an immediate and invaluable record of what it was like to participate in what the authors rightly call the Dardanelles disaster Spectator Of all the campaigns of the First World War, Gallipoli best justifies the poets' view of the conflict as futile and pitiless. Only a few miles were gained at the cost of 250,000 Allied soldiers. This oral history, illustrated by the soldiers' own photographs, argues that the humiliating evacuation was inevitable **** Sunday Telegraph [It is] wonderful good luck that so many soldiers wrote diaries, memoirs and letters. Equally valuable is that so many soldiers disobeyed orders and took cameras. Military authorities banned the possession of personal cameras. But many soldiers, particularly officers, disregarded the rules and the photographic archive from Gallipoli captures the horrors Irish Times [This is] a book breaking new ground concerning Gallipoli ... [and] one which surely stands alongside the other classic accounts on that distant peninsula far from the main theatre of the war. Bulletin of the Military Historical Association

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Engelstalig
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Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
maart 2015
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352 pagina's
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9781408856154

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Richard Van Emden Stephen Chambers
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Bloomsbury

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