Gallipoli: The End of the Myth

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

American Historical Review

"[This] book sets a new standard for assessing the Allied Dardanelles campaign in 1915."—Mustafa Aksakal, American Historical Review

— Mustafa Aksakal

Wall Street Journal

Selected as one of ten Best of 2009 Books, The Wall Street Journal

Irish Times

“This is a detailed account, with excellent photos, of a failed military expedition that took the lives of 46,000 Allied soldiers and left another 86,000 wounded.” - Fergus Mulligan, Irish Times

— Fergus Mulligan

Frontline

“Prof. Robin Prior has consulted the archives to provide a full account that demolishes many myths … Students of history will welcome this definitive work.” - A. G. Noorani, Frontline

— A G Noorani

Washington Times

"It''s a well-written book, complete with a great bibliography and some of the most outstanding maps to be delivered with any account of war and battle. That the author could assemble such a plethora of information and then distill it into such a readable account would be a story unto itself. For anyone who wants to know where, when and what Gallipoli was, this book is for you."—Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn, The Washington Times

— Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn

Journal of Military History

"[Prior''s] narrative is fluid and internally coherent. He makes excellent use of archival material to expose the serious flaws in previous narratives, including the "official" history of the campaign. . . . certainly the best account yet published [of the Dardanelles campaign]."—Nicholas A. Lambert, The Journal of Military History

— Nicholas A. Lambert

Canadian Journal of History

"This work is an excellent addition to the current body of scholarhsip with something for both the neophyte and the seasoned historian."—Blake Whitaker, Canadian Journal of History

— Blake Whitaker

Times Literary Supplement

"Wootton is at his most illuminating in his discussion of Galileo’s place in the history of science (although he is not so pedestrian as to use the phrase) and the blend of personal ambition, politics and chance that made him, by virtue of his emphasis on the tension between empiricism and deduction."—Claudio Vita-Finzi, Times Literary Supplement

— Claudio Vita-Finzi

English Historical Review

“This is an excellent text with new insights, and one which is sure to provoke further debate.”—Matthew Hughes, English Historical Review

— Matthew Hughes

Irish Times - Fergus Mulligan

“This is a detailed account, with excellent photos, of a failed military expedition that took the lives of 46,000 Allied soldiers and left another 86,000 wounded.” - Fergus Mulligan, Irish Times

Frontline - A G Noorani

“Prof. Robin Prior has consulted the archives to provide a full account that demolishes many myths … Students of history will welcome this definitive work.” - A. G. Noorani, Frontline

Journal of Military History - Nicholas A. Lambert

"[Prior's] narrative is fluid and internally coherent. He makes excellent use of archival material to expose the serious flaws in previous narratives, including the "official" history of the campaign. . . . certainly the best account yet published [of the Dardanelles campaign]."—Nicholas A. Lambert, The Journal of Military History
Times Literary Supplement - Claudio Vita-Finzi

"Wootton is at his most illuminating in his discussion of Galileo’s place in the history of science (although he is not so pedestrian as to use the phrase) and the blend of personal ambition, politics and chance that made him, by virtue of his emphasis on the tension between empiricism and deduction."—Claudio Vita-Finzi, Times Literary Supplement
English Historical Review - Matthew Hughes

“This is an excellent text with new insights, and one which is sure to provoke further debate.”—Matthew Hughes, English Historical Review
Library Journal

Prior (coauthor, The Somme) here dissects the great miscalculation of 1915-16. Designed to knock Turkey out of the war at low cost, the Gallipoli campaign instead became a killing ground that cost the Allies 390,000 casualties. Prior uses original documents and neglected diaries to re-examine assertions that the naval campaign was almost won, that misfortunes dogged the invaders, and even that success would have cracked the Turks from the Central Powers. Lengthy, detailed, and desirable for subject collections.
—Edwin Burgess

American Historical Review - Mustafa Aksakal
"[This] book sets a new standard for assessing the Allied Dardanelles campaign in 1915."—Mustafa Aksakal, American Historical Review
Canadian Journal of History - Blake Whitaker
"This work is an excellent addition to the current body of scholarhsip with something for both the neophyte and the seasoned historian."—Blake Whitaker, Canadian Journal of History
Wall Street Journal - The Year in Books
"It might seem that everything worth saying about World War I has already been said, but then along comes a book such as Robin Prior's Gallipoli and it's time to make room on the shelf for another essential title . . . . It is military history of the highest order.'"—Mark Lasswell, "Standout Selections: The Year in Books," Wall Street Journal
Washington Times - Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn
"It's a well-written book, complete with a great bibliography and some of the most outstanding maps to be delivered with any account of war and battle. That the author could assemble such a plethora of information and then distill it into such a readable account would be a story unto itself. For anyone who wants to know where, when and what Gallipoli was, this book is for you."—Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn, The Washington Times
Jay Winter
“History of a very high order…. the best account by far of the campaign in 1915-16.”—Jay Winter, Yale University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300168945
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 954,456
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Prior is visiting professorial fellow, University of Adelaide, and visiting fellow, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the coauthor of Passchendaele: The Untold Story and The Somme, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in South Australia.

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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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