Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

by Robin Prior
     
 

World War I's Gallipoli campaign was an ill-fated Allied attempt to shorten the war by eliminating Turkey, creating a Balkan alliance against the Central Powers, and securing a sea route to Russia. Now in paperback, this is the definitive report of this dramatic and tragic operation.See more details below

Overview

World War I's Gallipoli campaign was an ill-fated Allied attempt to shorten the war by eliminating Turkey, creating a Balkan alliance against the Central Powers, and securing a sea route to Russia. Now in paperback, this is the definitive report of this dramatic and tragic operation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300168945
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,355,462
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Maps viii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 The Origins of the Naval Offensive 1

2 From Ships to Troops 20

3 The Worst-Laid Plans 35

4 The Rise and Fall of the Naval Attack 44

5 No Going Back 60

6 The Military Plan 72

7 Bodies Everywhere: The Helles Landings 89

8 A Perfect Hail of Bullets: Landing and Consolidation at Anzac 110

9 The Killing Fields of Krithia 129

10 Last Throw in the South 145

11 The Plans of August 160

12 The Assault on Sari Bair 169

13 Suvla Bay: The Scapegoat Battle 190

14 'War as we must': The Political Debate 210

15 A Campaign Not Won 221

Reflections on Gallipoli 237

Notes 253

Bibliography 272

Index 277

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