Overview

John Masefield’s Gallipoli recollects the infamous five-month campaign between the Ottoman forces and the Allied troops during the First World War. The Ottoman victory over the campaign led to the eventual battle for Turkish independence eight years later.

Masefield’s recollection is particularly unique because it was written and published just after the end of the battle, and focuses on military tactics, communications, and propaganda, rather ...

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Gallipoli

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Overview

John Masefield’s Gallipoli recollects the infamous five-month campaign between the Ottoman forces and the Allied troops during the First World War. The Ottoman victory over the campaign led to the eventual battle for Turkish independence eight years later.

Masefield’s recollection is particularly unique because it was written and published just after the end of the battle, and focuses on military tactics, communications, and propaganda, rather than the soldier’s experience.

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  • BN ID: 2940018702078
  • Publisher: New York, Macmillan
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 255 KB

Meet the Author

John Masefield was a well-known English poet and novelist. After boarding school, Masefield took to a life at sea where he picked up many stories, which influenced his decision to become a writer. Upon returning to England after finding work in New York City, Masefield began publishing his poetry in periodicals, and then eventually in collections. In 1915, Masefield joined the Allied forces in France and served in a British army hospital there, despite being old enough to be exempt from military service. After a brief service, Masefield returned to Britain and was sent overseas to the United States to research the American opinion on the war. This trip encouraged him to write his book Gallipoli, which dealt with the failed Allied attacks in the Dardanelles, as a means of negating German propaganda in the Americas. Masefield continued to publish throughout his life and was appointed as Poet Laureate in 1930. Masefield died in 1967 the age of 88.

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