Gallipoli : The End of the Myth
by Robin Prior
Editor: Yale University Press
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The Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 was an unfortunate Allied attempt to shorten the war by eliminating Turkey, creating a Balkan League against the Central Powers, and securing a sea route to Russia.A failure in all respects, the operation ended in disaster, and Allied forces suffered some 390,000 casualtiesThis conclusive book assesses the many myths that have emerged about Gallipoli and provides definitive answers to questions that have persisted about the operationRobin Avant, a famous military historian, produced the step by step through the campaign, dealing with the navy, the army, and political issues and topography of exploitation of all armies involved: British, Anzac, French, Indian and TurkishBy relying primarily on original documents, including neglected war and technical journals from military sources, Avant evaluates the strategy, commanders and performance of soldiers in the fieldIts conclusions are powerful and disturbing: the naval campaign was not “almost” won, and the field of action was not undermined by “small misfortunes”Instead, Gallipoli’s ill-conceived campaign was doomed to failure from the beginning.And even if it had been successful, the operation would not have shortened the war in a single day.Despite their bravery, the Allied troops who fell at Gallipoli died in vain
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