GallipoliBook - 2002 | Perennial classics ed.
When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in World War I, Winston Churchill, as Sea Lord for the British, conceived a plan: smash through the Dardanelles, reopen the Straits to Russia, and immobilize the Turks.
On the night of March 18, 1915, this plan nearly succeeded -- the Turks were virtually beaten. But poor communication left the Allies in the dark, allowing the Turks to prevail and the Allies to suffer a crushing quarter-million casualties.
A vivid chronicle of adventure, suspense, agony, and heroism, Gallipoli brings fully to life the tragic waste in human life, the physical horror, and the sheer heartbreaking folly of fighting for impossible objectives with inadequate means on unknown, unmapped terrain.
From Library Staff
On April 25th 1915, the Australia New Zealand Army Corps landed in Gallipoli and attacked the Ottoman Empire. Poorly planned and facing overwhelming odds and disease, the operation ended in failure. Alan Moorehead has written a great book on the Gallipoli campaign and it is one you shouldn't miss.