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Gallipoli



21st Aug 1915 Battle of Scimitar Hill  The attack on Scimitar Hill was a last chance effort to break north out of Anzac Cove and northeast out of Suvla Bay, and have the two Allied forces link up. Henry de Beauvoir de Lisle was in charge of the attack and the British 29th Division was given the honors since they were a veteran unit and not one of the new reinforcements. The W Hills and the Scimitar Hill was the primary objective to be captured. At the same time another attack, on Hill 60, would tie down some of the Turkish forces.

Like most of the Gallipoli campaign, the artillery barrage looked impressive, but did very little. The 11th Division that attacked the W Hills, lost their bearings… got lost and could not find the hill in the dense fog that crept in. However the 29th Division found the Scimitar Hill and drove the Turks off of it. However Turkish artillery drove the British off the hill, seeking cover from the intense bombardment. The British counter battery fire set the hill on fire, incinerating the wounded. Reinforcements from Suvla Bay were cut down as they tried to charge up the hill. Over 5,000 British were killed and wounded, many from the fires caused by red hot shrapnel. The Turks only lost 2,600 men in the fight. One Victoria Crosses was awarded for Scimitar Hill, to Private Frederick Potts, for crawling through the burning brush with his wounded comrade strapped the shovel on his back. He was wounded in the thigh before he started the 600 yard crawl, and was under fire the entire way.

A request was sent to Lord Kitchener to send another 95,000 men, but Kitchner could only offer 40,000. The British government started considering evacuating the Allied forces.

8th December 1915 Return to Egypt  42nd Siege Battery RGA

The Battery returned to Alexandria on board the SS Varsova.

18th Dec 1915 Units leave Gallipoli  The evacuation from Gallipoli to Imbros took place over the nights of 18th & 19th December 1915.

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  • Abbott Broughton. Pte. (d.26th July 1917)
  • Acornley Edmund. Pte. (d.9th Feb 1917)
  • Adams John. Lt.
  • Addison Archibald Walter. Cpl.
  • Addison John Williams. Pte. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Addison Thomas. Pte. (d.11th May 1915)
  • Addison Wilfred Emmott . 2nd Lt. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Adkin William. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Adlard John Evan. Lt.
  • Affleck Herbert Alexander. (d.17th Aug 1917)
  • Ainsworth Walter. Pte. (d.25th Sep 1915)
  • Alabaster William. P/Sgt. (d.5th Apr 1918)
  • Alderdice Arthur Gladstone. Cpl. (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Alexander David Gibson. Pte. (d.15th Aug 1915)
  • Allan Edward. 2nd Lt.
  • Allen Paul. Pte, (d.15th June 1915)
  • Alston Thomas. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Altham Arthur Gilbert. Pte. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Anderton William James. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Angus John Collingwood . (d.7th Jun 1915)
  • Antill Robert Edmund. Cpl. (d.5th Jul 1917 )
  • Appleyard Walter D.. Pte. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Archbold James. Pte. (d.5th Apr 1916)
  • Archer Robert. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1915)
  • Arkwright Alfred Stanley. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Arnold Guy Hartley. Pte. (d.26th Apr 1916)
  • Arnold William. Pte. (d.21st Jun 1915)
  • Arrandale John. Pte. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Asher Bertram Gower. Pte. (d.7th Jan 1916)
  • Aspen Lawrence. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Astin George Henry. Pte. (d.14th Jan 1917.)
  • Atkins Herbert Ernest King. Pte. (d.26 May 1915)
  • Atkinson Frederick Clement. Pte. (d.7th Oct 1915)
  • Atkinson Walter. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Bagnall Alfred. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Bailey Albert Henry. L/Cpl. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Bailey Frank. Mjr.
  • Bailey John Robinson. Pte. (d.8th Apr 1916)
  • Bailey John Robertson. Pte. (d.8th Apr 1916)
  • Bailey Joseph. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Balfour Joseph. Dvr. (d.23rd Oct 1915)
  • Ballantyne Thomas. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1916)
  • Bannon Philip. L/Cpl. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Barber Norman. Cpl. (d.28th Nov 1915)
  • Barnes Charles Albert. Capt.
  • Barnes John Edwin. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Barnes John. Pte.
  • Barrett Henry Charles. Pte
  • Barrett John. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Barry Albert. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Barth Frank. Gnr. (d.10th Dec 1916 )
  • Barton Nathaniel Dunbar. Col.
  • Barugh Thomas Anthony. Pte.
  • Bean Charles Edwin Woodrow. Capt.
  • Bearney Patrick. Pte. (d.4th Dec 1915)
  • Bell Edgar William. Pte. (d.2nd May 1915)
  • Bell Patrick. Rfmn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Bennett Frederick Christian Richard. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Benson George Courtney. Lt.
  • Bernard Robert. Lt. (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Berryman Daniel William. Sgt.
  • Best Hugh. Fus.
  • Betts Alfred. Cpl. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Betts John. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1915)
  • Bickle John. Pte. (d.9th June 1915)
  • Bickle John. Pte. (d.9th June 1915)
  • Birmingham William Arthur. 2nd Lt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Blake Alfred Joseph William. T/Lt. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Blakey John. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Blandford Albert Edward. Pte. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Boe James. L/Cpl. (d.20th Jul 1916)
  • Bolton John. Lt. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Booley George. L/Cpl.
  • Booth Patrick. Pte. (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Boswell William. Pte. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Boud William Cuthbert. Pte. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Boulton Stephen Philip. Lt. (d.3rd Oct 1918)
  • Bourke John Joseph. Lt. (d.20th Sep 1917 )
  • Bowditch John. Pte. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Bowie Edward John. Lt.
  • Boyd Henry Alfred. Pte. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyd John. Pte. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyd William Sinclair. Pte. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Boyne Michael. L/Cpl. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Brabazon Ralph Austin. Sgt. (d.25th June 1918)
  • Bracher Albert Victor. Sgt. (d.29th Jul 1916)
  • Bradley William. L/Cpl. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Bradstreet Gerald Edmund. 2nd Lt. (d.7th Dec 1915)
  • Brady John. Pte. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Brady Patrick. Pte. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Brain George. Cpl. (d.22nd Mar 1918)
  • Brannigan John. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1915)
  • Brass William. Cpl.
  • Bray Herbert. Pte. (d.26th June 1915)
  • Bregan Paul. Pte. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Bridge James. Sgt. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Bridge William James. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Brien Thomas. Pte. (d.15th Jun 1915)
  • Briggs Arthur. Pte. (d.19th Jul 1918)
  • Briggs Henry Francis. 2nd Lt. (d.14th Sep 1917)
  • Brightmore Sydney. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Brighton Austin Benjamin John. Pte.
  • Brinkworth Stelvio Reginald. Pte. (d.4th December 1915)
  • Briscoe Henry Whitby. 2nd Lt. (d.15th Apr 1917)
  • Broadley James William. Pte. (d.10th Oct 1915)
  • Brockie George. Sgt. (d.10th Sep 1915)
  • Brogden Herbert. Pte. (d.29th June 1915)
  • Brolly William. Pte. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Bromley Cuthbert. Maj. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Broome Geoffrey G.. Pte. (d.18th May 1915)
  • Brown John. Pte. (d.27th May 1918)
  • Brown Thomas Henry. Pte. (d.11th Oct 1918)
  • Bullock James Robert. Pte. (d.22nd Nov 1915)
  • Burgess Eric. Gnr. (d.4th Oct 1917)
  • Burke John. Pte. (d.26th Aug 1915)
  • Burnell Edward Owen. L/Cpl
  • Burrell Charles. L/Cpl. (d.8th June 1915)
  • Burrows James. Pte. (d.11th Aug 1915)
  • Burrows John Thomas. Sgt. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Burton Alexander Stewart. Lance Corporal (d.9 August 1915)
  • Burton Alexander Stewart. Cpl. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Burvett Alfred Sydney. Sgt. (d.24th Aug 1916)
  • Butcher Henry. (d.1915)
  • Butcher Henry. Pte. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Byrne Dennis Cyril. Pte. (d.19th Apr 1916)
  • Caldwell David Wallis. Lt. (d.2nd Mar 1917)
  • Calvert Thomas Summers. (d.9th Sept 1915)
  • Cameron William. 2nd Lt. (d.4th Sept 1915)
  • Campbell Alfred. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Canning Michael. L/Cpl. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Carl Joseph. Pte. (d.26th April 1915)
  • Carney Edmund.
  • Carpenter Frederick Alfred. Pte.
  • Carroll James Joseph Thomas Aloysius. Capt.Adj.
  • Carter Herbert Gordon. Lt.Col.
  • Casey Robert. Pte.
  • Casey Robert. Pte.
  • Castleton Claud Charles. Sgt. (d.29th Jul 1916)
  • Cawtherley John Robert. Pte. (d.13th June 1915)
  • Chambers Philip Arthur. Maj.
  • Champion Benjamin William. Lt.
  • Chapman Charles Pease. Lt.
  • Chapman John Joseph. Lt.
  • Chapples Robert Hey. Sgt. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Cherry Percy Herbert. Capt. (d.27th March 1917)
  • Clark George Edwin. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Clarke Henry. Sgt.
  • Clayton Charles. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Cleaver Edward Randolph. Tpr. (d.31st Oct 1917)
  • Clift Dudley Joseph. Pte. (d.28th March 1917)
  • Clough Fletcher. Dmr. (d.9th Jun 1915)
  • Cocker Joseph. Pte. (d.19th May 1915)
  • Collen William Stewart. 2nd Lt. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Collinge Arthur. Pte. (d.26th Feb 1917)
  • Connor Edward. Pte.
  • Cook Arthur George. Pte. (d.23rd Sept 1915)
  • Cook Leonard. Pte. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Cooper George. Pte. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Cooper Gordon Colin. Pte.
  • Cooper James. Pte. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Cord Robert. Sgt. (d.27th Oct 1915)
  • Cosson John George. 2nd Lt. (d.7th Aug 1916)
  • Costello John. Pte. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Cotterill Eric Roland. 2nd Lt. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Coulter Jason Leslie Boyd. Sgt. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Coyle John Francis. Lt.
  • Cozens Arthur George. Cpl. (d.2nd Sep 1918)
  • Crabtree Moses. L/Cpl. (d.5th Jun 1915)
  • Craig William James. Pte. (d.6th July 1917)
  • Croft John Hector. Pte.
  • Crozier Richard Walters. Tpr. (d.4th Aug 1916)
  • Crutchley Sidney Charles.
  • Cryer Clarence. L/Cpl. (d.18th December 1915)
  • Cullinan Robert Hornidge. Capt. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Cumberland Joseph Hilton. Pte. (d.5th May 1915)
  • Cumberland Joseph Hilton. Pte. (d.5th May 1915)
  • Cummiskey James. Pte. (d.8th Nov 1917)
  • Cunningham Alexander Jackson. Capt.
  • Cunningham Charles Albert Glentworth . Cpt. (d.5th June 1915)
  • Cunningham William. Sapr. (d.12th Jul 1915)
  • Curnow Herbert Franklin. Capt. (d.5th Aug 1916)
  • Dalton Albert. Sgt.
  • Daukes Archibald. Lt Col.
  • Davis Percy Charles. Pte. (d.6th-11th August 1915)
  • Davis T.. Pte. (d.2nd Jul 1915)
  • Davis T.. Pte. (d.2nd Jul 1915)
  • Daw William Henry. Pte.
  • Daykin Thomas. Rfmn.
  • Dean Frederick. Pte. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Derrington William George. Pte. (d.12th Aug 1915)
  • Dethridge George Fredrick. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • DeVine Apcar Leslie. Sgt.
  • Devlin Errol Cappie Nepean. Pte. (d.30th May 1916)
  • Dickinson Herbert Spencer. Capt. (d.25th Sep 1917)
  • Dobbin George Frederick. 2nd Lt. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Dorren John. A/Cpl.
  • Doughty-Wylie Charles Hotham Montague. Lt.Col. (d.26th April 1915)
  • Dow James. Pte. (d.19th Dec1915)
  • Downie George Ure Russell. Pte. (d.7th May 1915)
  • Doyle Anthony. Pte. (d.23rd Sep 1916)
  • Drake Denis Timothy. Sgt. (d.11th Jun 1917)
  • Draper G. Pte
  • Drewry George Leslie. Lt. (d.2nd Aug 1918)
  • Duncan David James White. Pte. (d.9th March 1917)
  • Dunkin Mervyn Arthur. Sgt.
  • Durrent . (d.15th Sept 1916)
  • Duxberry William. Pte. (d.5th Jul 1918.)
  • Dyce William Irvine. Pte. (d.18th June 1915)
  • Eades Alfred Bailey. Lt. (d.12th Nov 1918)
  • Eardley John. Pte. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Earp George Howard. Lt.
  • Easey Henry George. Sgt.
  • Easton Sydney James. Pte.
  • Eccleston William. Pte. (d.11th Aug 1915)
  • Edgerton Eric Henry Drummond . Lt. (d.11th Aug 1918)
  • Elkins Frederick. Pte. (d.19th Aug 1915)
  • Ellis Evan Thomas. PO.
  • Ellis Frederick. Sgt. (d.25th April 1915)
  • Ellis George Robert. Pte.
  • Ellis James Graves St. John. 2nd Lt. (d.11th Oct 1915)
  • Ellison Cecil Harry. Sgt. (d.11th Sep 1915)
  • Ellsworth Norman Griffiths. Bty.Sgt. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Elwood Alfred Terah. Pte. (d.17th May 1915)
  • Errington Joseph. Pte. (d.20th Oct 1916)
  • Erwin Alfred James. Pte.
  • Evans George. Pte. (d.10th Nov 1917)
  • Evans John Francis. Pte. (d.17th Aug 1916)
  • Evans Wilfred. Mjr.
  • Falkiner Frederick Ewen Baldwin. 2nd Lt. (d.21st Aug 1917)
  • Faraday Sidney. 2nd Lt.
  • Farquhar William Gordon. Maj.
  • Farrar John. Pte. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Faulkner William. Pte.
  • Fawcett Harold. Pte. (d.3rd Nov 1915)
  • Fenn Percy. Pte. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Fenwick George Jameson. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Ferguson John White. Lt. (d.4th Jun 1915 )
  • Fielden Samuel. Pte. (d.30th April 1917)
  • Finlay Cuthbert Clive. Cpt.
  • Finlay George Lush. Capt. (d.9th Feb 1919)
  • Fitzpatrick James. L/Cpl. (d.25th July 1915)
  • Flett Irving Russell. Lt. (d.28th Jul 1916)
  • Flockart Robert Pearce. Mjr. (d.15th July 1915)
  • Flynn James Henry. Pte. (d.30th Mar 1917)
  • Flynn William. Pte. (d.7th Nov 1915)
  • Forrest Leslie Bunbury Lousaine. Gnr.
  • Fowler David. Pte. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Fox Robert.
  • Freyberg Bernard. Lt.Gen.
  • Frickleton Samuel. Capt.
  • Fussell Leslie George. Maj.
  • Gale Noel William Howard. L/Cpl. (d.2nd May 1915)
  • Game David James . Sgt.
  • Gammage John Kingsley. Pte.
  • Gard Harold George. L/Sgt.
  • Gardiner Reginald Scott. Lt.
  • Gardiner Richard Job. Sgt.
  • Garstang Robert. Pte. (d.18th Oct 1918)
  • Gay Ernest Frederick. Pte
  • Gerrard Edward Aloysius. Lt.
  • Gilligan Thomas. Pte. (d.15th Aug 1915)
  • Gillon Charles. Able.Sea.
  • Gilmour Samuel. Pte. (d.12th Jul 1915)
  • Girling William Henry. Pte.
  • Gleeson Patrick Joseph. Pte. (d.6th May 1915)
  • Goddard Arthur Henry. Brig.Gen.
  • Godlee Francis Lister. Sgt.
  • Godrich E. Victor. Sgt.
  • Godrich Edward V. Sgt.
  • Goodall Charles. Pte. (d.11th Oct 1915)
  • Goodier Thomas. Pte.
  • Gordon Charles George. Maj. (d.25th April 1915)
  • Graham Albert. Pte. (d. 10th July 1915)
  • Graham Benjamin. Able Sea.
  • Graham George Samuel. Sgt. (d.17th Aug 1915)
  • Grant John Gildroy. 2nd.Lt.
  • Grant Joseph Brabazon Theobald. Capt. (d.16th Aug 1915)
  • Green Joseph Riley. Pte. (d.25th May 1915)
  • Greenway Hubert Edward. L/Cpl.
  • Greenwood Walter. L/Col. (d.23rd May 1915)
  • Greer William. Spr. (d.8th Oct 1915)
  • Grogan Peter. Pte. (d.3rd Sep 1915)
  • Hale William. Sgt. (d.12th December 1915)
  • Hales Albert Edward. Pte. (d.13th August 1915)
  • Hales George William. Pte. (d.9th Jun 1916)
  • Haley Joseph Bertram. Sgt.
  • Hall Walter. Pte. (d.6th July 1915)
  • Hallett Alfred Samuel. Pte. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Halstead Frank Horden. Pte. (d.8th August 1915)
  • Hammond Thomas. Pte. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Hancock Ernest Howard. Pte. (d.17th Aug 1915)
  • Hanlon Daniel. Pte. (d.Aug 1915)
  • Hansen Percy Howard. Capt.
  • Harcus James Logie. Maj. (d.11th Dec 1915)
  • Hardman Wilfred. Pte. (d.7th Dec 1915)
  • Hardy Thomas.
  • Hargreaves Fred. Pte. (d.14th May 1915)
  • Hargreaves William. Pte. (d.23rd Apr 1917)
  • Hatherley Louis. Pte. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Hawarth Oldfield. Pte. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Hawker Frederick. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Hawkins Alfred Samuel. Pte.
  • Hawkins Samuel Hedley Hemming. Pte.
  • Hazeldine James. Pte. (d.10th May 1915)
  • Heaps Robert. Pte. (d.9th Oct 1915)
  • Henderson Alan Dudley. Lt. (d.27th-30th Apr 1915)
  • Henderson John. Pte. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Henshall Albert. Sgt.
  • Hepworth Albert. Pte. (d.13th June 1915)
  • Herbert Anthony. L/Sgt (d.3rd May 1915)
  • Herrod Joseph. Pte.
  • Hetherington John Wesley. S/Sgt.
  • Hewitson David.
  • Hickey Denis. L/Cpl. (d.27th Nov 1915)
  • Hicks Albert. Sgt.
  • Higgins George. Pte. (d.22nd Sep 1915)
  • Higginson Arthur. Pte (d.12th Aug 1917)
  • Hodge Robert Taylor. Able Sea. (d.13th Nov 1916)
  • Hodgman Harry. Pte. (d.25 April 1915)
  • Hogg William Bain. Pte. (d.22nd Nov 1915)
  • Hogue Oliver. Major
  • Holt George. Pte. (d.11th June 1915)
  • Hopkinson William. Sgt. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Hough James. PO. (d.6th May 1915)
  • Hoy John. (d.17th Aug 1915)
  • Hudson George. Pte. (d.17th Jul 1915)
  • Hudson Henry James. Pte. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Hughes Herbert. Pte. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Idriess Ion Llewellyn. Tpr.
  • Ingham James. Pte. (d.10th Jun 1915)
  • Ingram George Morby. Capt
  • Inwood Reginald Roy. Sgt.
  • Izatt David Watson. Pte.
  • Jacka Albert. Capt
  • Jackson George. Pte.
  • Jamison William. Sgt.
  • Jarman Richard Alexander. Pte. (d.29th Apr 1915)
  • Jones Herbert. L/Sgt. (d.30th Aug 1915)
  • Jones James. Pte.
  • Jones John Frederick. Pte. (d.26th Mar 1917)
  • Jones Samuel S.. L/Cpl. (d.5th Oct 1917)
  • Jourdain Henry. Lt.Col.
  • Julian Ernest Lawrence. Lt. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Keers Harold. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Kelly John Sherwood. A/Lt.Col.
  • Kemp George William. L/Cpl. (d.23rd Mar 1918)
  • Kenealy William Stephen. L/Sgt. (d.29th June 1915)
  • Kenna Paul Aloysius. Brig.Gen. (d.30th Aug 1915)
  • Kenny Robert. Sgt. (d.2nd Dec 1917)
  • Keown Albert William. Pte.
  • Kewley Samuel. Pte.
  • Keysor Leonard Maurice. Lt.
  • Kidd Thomas Andrew. Major
  • Killoran Patrick. Pte.
  • Kirkpatrick John Simpon. Pte. (d.19th May 1915)
  • Knuckey Verner Gladders. Pte.
  • Kynoch Alexander Bruce. Captain (d.8th March 1918)
  • Langley Ralph Argyle. Lt.
  • Langley Ralph Argyle. Lt.
  • Law Alfred. L/Cpl. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Law Alfred. L/Cpl. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Lay Percy Edward George. Major
  • Lea John. Cpl.
  • Leane Benjamin Bennett. Major (d.10th Apr 1917)
  • Ledwidge Francis. (d.31st July 1917)
  • Lees Vivian Worthington. Tpr. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Leland Walter Alfred. Lt. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Lewis George. Pte.
  • Lewis Walter. Cpl. (d.20th Oct 1915)
  • Linklater Harry. L/Cpl. (d.22nd August 1915)
  • Lock John James Mansfield. Tpr.
  • Lowden Stephen. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Lumley George. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Lund William Towler. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Lunt Edward. Able Sea. (d.26th Oct 1917)
  • Lynch Daniel. Pte. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • MacInnes Ian Gorden. L/Sgt. (d.25th-30th April 1915)
  • Mackay Angus. Cpl. (d.5th May 1917)
  • Mackay Donald. Tpr. (d.23rd Feb 1917)
  • Mackay Donald. Trpr. (d.23rd Feb 1917)
  • Magnall James. Sgt. (d.21st Jun 1915)
  • Mahoney D. J.. Pte.
  • Mahony Eugene Patrick. L/Cpl. (d.20th May 1915)
  • Makin George Leslie. Lt. (d.25th Aug 1918)
  • Malloy Michael. Pte. (d.23rd May 1915)
  • Marriott Stanley. Sgt.
  • Marsh Edward. Pte. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Marshall Evelyn Saffrey. Capt. (d.6th Apr 1916)
  • Marshall George William. Pte.
  • Marshall J..
  • Martin James Charles. Pte. (d.25th Oct 1915)
  • Maskery Francis. Cpl. (d.Aug 1915 )
  • Maskrey Francis. Cpl. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Massey Henry. Pte. (d.6th Feb 1917)
  • Maygar Leslie Cecil. Lt.Col.
  • McAnulty Cecil Anthony. Pte. (d.8th-10th Aug 1915)
  • McCandles Adam. Rflmn. (d.30th Aug 1915)
  • McConnell Charles Edward. Capt.
  • McCracken Alexander. Sgt.
  • McCreanor Patrick. Pte. (d.23rd Oct 1915)
  • McGuigan Stephen. Pte. (d.5th Sep 1915)
  • McInnis Ronald Alison. Lt.
  • McIntyre John. 2nd Lt.
  • McIsaac Stanley Richard. L/Cpl. (d.11th Oct 1916)
  • Mckee William. Pte. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • McKee William. Pte. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • McKenney John. Pte.
  • McLean Joseph. Pte.
  • McMahon Patrick. Pte. (d.1st May 1915)
  • McNamee Edward Michael. Pte.
  • Meikle Gilbert Eliot. Pte. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Meiklejohn John. Pte.
  • Milbanke John Peniston. Lt.Col. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Mill William Henry. 2nd Lt. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Millard Reginald Jeffery. Col.
  • Millen William Granthan. Cpl. (d.9th Apr 1917)
  • Miller Joseph Alexander. Able Sea. (d.4th Feb 1917)
  • Mills William. Pte. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Mitchell Geoffrey Arthur Nevett. Cpl.
  • Montgomery Robert. Pte. (d.1st Dec 1915)
  • Montgomery William Longmore. Pte. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Moodie James King. Pte. (d.26th Apr 1915)
  • Moonan Richard. Pte (d.28th June 1915)
  • Mooney Christopher. L/Cpl. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Mooney Thomas. Pte.
  • Moor George Raymond Dallas. Lt. (d.3rd Nov 1918)
  • Morss Alfred Albert. Pte.
  • Muir Frederick Warren. Pte. (d.28th Nov 1915)
  • Munro James. Pte. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Murphy John Thomas. Sgt.
  • Neary Anthony. Pte. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Needham Samuel. Pte. (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Neville James. Pte. (d.25th Aug 1915)
  • Newland James Ernest. Cpt
  • Newton Thomas. Able Sea. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Nicholl Archibald. Pte. (d.22nd Dec 1915)
  • Noble Vivian Henry William . Cpl.
  • Nott Frank. Pte. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Nunn Frederick Walter. Sgt. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Nutter William. Pte. (d.4th June 1915)
  • O'Brien Thomas. Pe (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • O'Brien William.
  • O'Connor John. Pte (d.2nd Mar 1917)
  • O'Donnell Frank. L/Cpl. (d.4th June 1915 )
  • O'Grady Walter Joseph Stanislaus. Lt.
  • O?Sullivan Gerald Robert. Capt. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Ogden George. CSM. (d.16th Oct 1915)
  • Ogden James. (d.15th Aug 1915)
  • Ogg Robert George.
  • Olle Frank Jubilee . Sgt. (d.31st May 1915)
  • Osborn Oliver James. Pte. (d.2nd May 1915)
  • Parrott Arthur James. Cpl.
  • Parry Thomas Oswell. A/L/Sgt.
  • Pearson Alfred Christopher. Capt. (d.4th April 1919)
  • Peckover Ernest Edwin. Pte. (d.14th Dec 1915)
  • Penman Corneilius. Pte.
  • Perrie John. Pte. (d.13th Jul 1915)
  • Pollard Frank. Pte.
  • Pretty Howard S.. Pte.
  • Proctor Charles Howard. Pte. (d.2nd May 1915)
  • Proctor James Stanley. Pte.
  • Pryor Cyril Arnold. 2nd Lt.
  • Purnell Albert Charles. Pte. (d.13th Nov 1915)
  • Raine Robert. Able.Sea. (d.29th Jun 1915)
  • Randall Arthur John. Pte. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Redpath William. Pte. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Reed Percy W..
  • Reed Reginald J..
  • Reid James. Pte. (d.26th Jul 1915)
  • Reynolds Herbert Vincent. Pte.
  • Ridge Fred. Cpl. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Ridley Abraham. Pte. (d.7th Aug 1915)
  • Roach James. Pte. (d.6th Dec 1915)
  • Roberts John Thomas. Pte.
  • Robins John. Sgt. (d.2nd Jan 1916)
  • Robinson James Temple. Pte. (d.7th December 1915)
  • Robinson John Caesar. Pte. (d.13th May 1915)
  • Rosie George. L/Sgt. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Rosser George Archibald. Capt.
  • Rossiter Stephen. Pte. (d.30th Nov 1915)
  • Rossiter Stephen. Pte. (d.30th Nov 1915)
  • Rouhorn Michael. Pte. (d.28th November 1915)
  • Rourke Keith. Sgt.
  • Routledge John. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Rowan Roy Melville. Pte. (d.21st Aug 1915)
  • Rowe Frederick William. Bdr.
  • Rowe Roy. WO.
  • Rowell Edward Leslie Graham. Lt. (d.15th Nov 1917)
  • Salter H.. Pte. (d.11th Dec 1915)
  • Samson George. Sea.
  • Sanders Alfred. Cpl.
  • Savage Dickson Cornelius. Sgt. (d.25th July 1918)
  • Scott James Thomas. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Scott Joseph. Pte. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Scrivens John. Pte. (d.18 Mar 1916)
  • Seales William Thomas. Pte. (d.8th Jul 1915)
  • Seccombe Richard. Pte. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Shaw George Duncan. Major.
  • Shorrock Walter. Cpl.
  • Shout Alfred John. Capt. (d.11 Aug 1915)
  • Shout Alfred John. Cpt. (d.11th Aug 1915)
  • Sieber John Frederick Louis. 2nd Lt. (d.4th Oct 1916)
  • Simpson Hubert Sydney Centennial . Lt. (d.30th Mar 1918)
  • Single Keith Stewart Cresswell. Chap.
  • Skinner Thomas. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1915)
  • Slattie David. (d.28th Jun 1915)
  • Small Frederick Trouton. Lt.
  • Smith Alfred Victor. 2nd Lt. (d.22nd Dec 1915)
  • Smith George. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Smith John William. Pte. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Smith Thomas. Pte. (d.7th Jan 1916)
  • Smith William Edwin. Pte.
  • Smith William James. Pte.
  • Sneddon Archibald McGill. Pte.
  • Somers James. Sgt. (d.7th May 1918)
  • Somers James. Sgt. (d.7th May 1918)
  • Somerville John. Pte.
  • Souter William. Pte (d.28th Jun 1915)
  • Spence David Stuart. 2nd Lt. (d.13th Dec 1915)
  • Spencer Francis Patrick. Pte.
  • Spring Frederick Gordon. Brib-Gen.
  • Stainton William Edward. Sgt.
  • Standford Edgar Roy. Tpr. (d.1st Aug 1915)
  • Stewart John. Pte.
  • Stockdale William. Major.
  • Stokes-Hatte Edward. 2nd Lt. (d.15th/16th Aug 1917)
  • Stubbs Charles. Pte. (d.14th Aug 1915)
  • Stubbs Frank Edward. Sgt. (d.25th Apr 1915)
  • Summers William. Pte.
  • Sweeney John Joseph. (d.2nd Oct 1916)
  • Sweeney Patrick. Pte.
  • Taylor Daniel Martin. Lt. (d.28th June 1915)
  • Taylor Samuel Verity. L/Cpl.
  • Taylor William. L/Sgt.
  • Tearle John Henry. L/Sgt (d.29th June 1915)
  • Tennant John Amherst. Capt. (d.22nd Aug 1915)
  • Thomas Francis Hastings. Capt. (d.15th Aug 1916)
  • Thornton Thomas. Pte. (d.9th June 1915)
  • Tisdall Arthur Walderne St.Clair . Sub-Lt. (d.6th May 1915)
  • Tougher Robert Alexander Hunter. Capt.
  • Trathen Alfred Edward. Pte. (d.26th Nov 1915)
  • Tubb Frederick Harold. Lt. (d.20 September 1917)
  • Tubb Frederick. Major. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Tubb Frederick Harold. Mjr. (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Tyson Edward. Pte.
  • Ullock Joseph Edward. Pte. (d.19th Aug 1915)
  • Varney Albany Thomas Frederick. Pte.
  • Vernon Charles Edward Granville . Capt. (d.15th Aug 1915)
  • Vipond Mark. Sgt. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Waghorne Sydney St.James. Spr.
  • Wakelam Joseph. Drvr. (d.7th June 1915)
  • Walker John. Pte. (d.10th Jun 1917)
  • Walker John. Pte. (d.20th June 1917)
  • Walker John. Ab.Sea. (d.24th Dec 1915)
  • Walker Thomas. Pte. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Wall Frederick Lawrence. Lt.Col.
  • Wallach Clarence. Capt. (d.22nd Apr 1918)
  • Walsh Patrick. Pte. (d.23rd Nov 1915)
  • Watson Herbert Gilles. Capt.
  • White William John. Pte. (d.19th Aug 1915)
  • Whiteside William. Pte.
  • Wilkinson Charles. Pte. (d.30th Nov 1917)
  • Williams John William. Pte. (d.14th Jul 1917)
  • Williamson John. Pte. (d.5th June 1915)
  • Wilson Grace. Nurse
  • Wilson Henry John. Able Sea. (d.24th May 1915)
  • Wixted James Clarence. Pte. (d.29th Dec 1915)
  • Wood Robert Richard. Pte. (d.9th Aug 1916)
  • Woodnutt Thomas George Jack. Pte. (d.28th Apr 1915)
  • Woods Percy William. Lt.Col.
  • Wyatt Henry Ernest. Cpl. (d.11th April 1917)
  • Yates Thomas. Pte. (d.10th Nov 1915)
  • Young William. RSM.
  • Young William James. (d.1st July 1916)

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A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918

G.J. Meyer


One only has to look at a few of today's "hotspots" (the Balkans and the Middle East) to realize that World War I's effects remain a determining factor in international relations. It may seem impossible to write an "intimate" account of such a global catastrophe, but Meyer has succeeded in doing just that: a masterful narrative history that eloquently conveys the sense of a civilization engaged in massive self-destruction, while its leaders, blinded by hubris, nationalism, or outright ignorance, led the charge. Although Meyer pays ample attention to the broad themes of causation and military strategies, he consistently reminds us that the war was a compilation of millions of individual tragedies. He captures the horror and futility of trench warfare, the slaughter at Gallipoli, and the genocide of Armenians as experienced by those who were there. Meyer also offers interesting and controversial insights into the motivations of many of the key participants. This is an outstanding survey
The First World War


In a riveting narrative that puts diaries, letters and action reports to good use, British military historian Keegan (The Face of Battle, etc.) delivers a stunningly vivid history of the Great War. He is equally at easeAand equally generous and sympatheticAprobing the hearts and minds of lowly soldiers in the trenches or examining the thoughts and motivations of leaders (such as Joffre, Haig and Hindenburg) who directed the maelstrom. In the end, Keegan leaves us with a brilliant, panoramic portrait of an epic struggle that was at once noble and futile, world-shaking and pathetic. The war was unnecessary, Keegan writes, because the train of events that led to it could have been derailed at any time, "had prudence or common goodwill found a voice." And it was tragic, consigning 10 million to their graves, destroying "the benevolent and optimistic culture" of Europe and sowing the seeds of WWII. While Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War (Forecasts, Mar. 8) offers a revisionist, economic int
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A Coward If I Return, a Hero If I Fall: Stories of Irish Soldiers in World War I

Neil Richardson


IRELAND'S FORGOTTEN LEGACY In 1914-1918, two hundred thousand Irishmen from all religions and backgrounds went to war. At least thirty-five thousand never came home. Those that did were scarred for the rest of their lives. Many of these survivors found themselves abandoned and ostracised by their countrymen, their voices seldom heard. The book includes: * The Irish soldier firing the first shot * The first Victoria Cross * Leading the way at Gallipoli and the Somme * North and South fighting side by side at Messines Ridge * Ireland's flying aces * Brothers-in-arms -- heart-rending stories of family sacrifice * The lucky escapes of some; the tragic end of others * The homecoming -- why there was no hero's welcome
The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War I

Alan Axelrod Ph.D.


For history buffs, students, and anyone interested in the 20th century, this book reveals why World War I began, explores the "guns of August," describes the horrors of trench warfare and the first uses of poison gas, and explains why the Americans were so slow to enter the war. From the eastern front to the west, from Gallipoli to the Marne, from the Lafayette Escadrillo to Lawrence of Arabia, the book tells the whole story of "the war to end all wars."
Pals at Suvla Bay

Henry Hanna


This is an unusual book in that it is the record of a company, a company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers(RDF) - `D' Company - at Gallipoli. The battalion was raised in August 1914 and allocated to 30th Brigade, 10th Irish Division. At the request of a Mr Browning, President of the Irish Rugby Football Union, the CO of the new battalion agreed to keep open a special company, `D' Company as it was subsequently known, for "Pals" from the Irish Rugby Union volunteers. It was a remarkable mix of volunteers - barristers, doctors, solicitors, stockbrokers, bankers, civil servants and the like, nearly all well known in Dublin's public and social life. Training in Ireland went on until, on the last day of April 1915, 7th RDF sailed for Holyhead and from there travelled to Basingstoke, the concentration area of the 10th Division. The final period training at divisional level lasted to the end of June and a week later they were off to the Dardanelles. They landed at Suvla Bay on the morning of
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A Short History of World War I

James L. Stokesbury


World War I was a bloodletting so vast and unprecedented that for a generation it was known simply as the Great War. Casualty lists reached unimagined proportions as the same ground -- places like Ypres and the Somme -- was fought over again and again. Other major bloody battles remain vivid in memory to this day: Gallipoli and the Battle of Jutland are but two examples. Europe was at war with itself, and the effect on Western civilization was profound, its repercussions felt even today. World War I saw the introduction of modern technology into the military arena: The tank, airplane, machine gun, submarine, and -- most lethal of all -- poison gas, all received their first widespread use. Professor Stokesbury analyzes these technological innovations and the war's complex military campaigns in lucid detail. At the same time he discusses the great political events that unfolded during the war, such as the Russian Revolution and the end of the Hapsburg dynasty, putting the social and pol
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness World War I: Over 280 First-Hand Accounts of the War to End All Wars

Jon Lewis


The Great War haunts the world still. It slaughtered a generation of young men; claimed limbs, wounded souls; drenched battlefields in blood; made sad legends of the Western Front, Gallipoli, and Jutland, and made heroes of poets; farmers, and factory workers. Clerks it made into Tommies, doughboys, or the Hun. And in this new Mammoth volume the voices of such eyewitnesses to history as these are heard again. So are the words of generals, statesmen, and kings. From the trenches in Flanders to the staff rooms of the Imperial German Army, with the Land Girls in England and U-boat crews in the Atlantic, alongside T. E. Lawrence in Arabia's desert and the Red Baron in the air—with a variety of extracts from letters, speeches, memoirs, diaries, and dispatches, this gripping collection covers each year and every facet of World War I. Among its wide range of witnesses are King George V, Robert Graves, Leon Trotsky, Erwin Rommel, Ernst Junger, Ernest Hemingway, American aviator Eddie Rickenbac
Gallipoli

Peter Hart


One of the most famous battles in history, the WWI Gallipoli campaign began as a bold move by the British to capture Constantinople, but this definitive new history explains that from the initial landings--which ended with so much blood in the sea it could be seen from airplanes overhead--to the desperate attacks of early summer and the battle of attrition that followed, it was a tragic folly destined to fail from the start. Gallipoli forced the young Winston Churchill from office, established Turkey's iconic founder Mustafa Kemal (better known as "Ataturk"), and marked Australia's emergence as a nation in its own right. Drawing on unpublished eyewitness accounts by individuals from all ranks--not only from Britain, Australia and New Zealand, but from Turkey and France as well--Peter Hart weaves first-hand stories into a vivid narrative of the battle and its aftermath. Hart, a historian with the Imperial War Museum and a battlefield tour guide at Gallipoli, provides a vivid, boots-
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The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I

Mark Greenwood


Ages 6 & up Often cheerless, this tribute to a WWI foot soldier and the donkey he used to evacuate the wounded doesn't shy away from representing the grimness of war. The husband-and-wife Greenwood (The Legend of Moondyne Joe) and Lessac (Caribbean Alphabet) tell of Englishman Jack Simpson, who, while fighting for Australia, stumbled upon a donkey. Greenwood matter-of-factly relates Simpson's brave deeds: "They made twelve to fifteen trips each day, carrying water to thirsty troops and returning with a soldier straddled over the donkey's back." Spreads showing the bandaged and bloodied are tempered by the naïve styling of the gouache illustrations. Only close examination of the dramatic scene of army boats going ashore under a barrage of Turkish gunfire will reveal the dead body floating in blood-tinged water. This account pays homage to the fallen of Gallipoli and one soldier's unique heroics in particular, though colorful folk art and a furry animal don't make the content any easi
1915 : The Death of Innocence

Lyn MacDonald


By the end of 1914, the battered British forces were bogged down, yet hopeful that promised reinforcements and spring weather would soon lead to a victorious breakthrough. A year later, after appalling losses at Aubers Ridge, Loos, Neuve Chapelle, Ypres and faraway Gallipoli, fighting seemed set to go on for ever. Drawing on extensive interviews, letters and diaries, this book brilliantly evokes the soldiers' dogged heroism, sardonic humour and terrible loss of innocence through 'a year of cobbling together, of frustration, of indecision'. Over two decades' research puts Lyn Macdonald among the greatest popular chroniclers of the First World War. Here, from the poignant memories of participants, she has once again created an unforgettable slice of military history. This is an excellent account of 1915, the year when gas was used for the first time, Gallipoli became infamous and time and again thousands of men died, on both sides, for little gain. The interleaving of first hand acc
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Over the Top: Great Battles of the First World War

Martin Marix Evans


Kindle The early battles of the First World War during the autumn and winter of 1914 were open, mobile affairs of the kind long familiar to professional soldiers. By early 1915, however, a new type of war had emerged – trench warfare. Modern artillery and machine-guns had been employed in the Boer War only a decade or so previously, but the perfection of their use led to the creation of a static front: the Western Front. Attempts to circumvent this Front, notably at Gallipoli in 1915, only succeeded in perpetuating the same form of warfare. Over the Top offers an innovative examination of trench warfare on the Western Front and Gallipoli during 1914-18 in the major battles that influenced the outcome of the First World War.
A Chaplain at Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Kenneth Best

Gavin Roynon (Editor)


Many chaplains were not permitted to go near the Front in the First World War - others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth Best in the Gallipoli Campaign. Best had no military training before the war but he felt that he could only fulfil his pastoral role by getting close to the front line and working with the troops under fire. Best was attached to the 42nd East Lancastrians - the first Territorial Army Division to serve overseas in the conflict, so arguably the least experienced in the ways of war. In his diary we follow his progress through his initial training in Egypt and on to his arrival in Gallipoli in May 1915. Gallipoli has become notorious, even by the standards of the First World War. After a naval campaign to open up a supply route to Russia through Turkey failed, some 480,000 Allied troops were drawn into a land invasion in which hundreds of thousands were injured or killed. In his diary, Best records his efforts to encourage frightened men before they go over the top, to
Shots from the Front: The British Soldier 1914-18

Richard Holmes


Praise for ‘Tommy’: ‘Holmes is one of our foremost military scholars and a skilled writer who knows his audience well. This is excellent popular history: scholarly, highly readable and utterly absorbing.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Monumental…Every page of this is worth reading.’ Time Out A handsomely illustrated photographic account, by the bestselling author of 'Tommy' (2003), of the human experience of war as directly witnessed by British soldiers in the First World War. Richard Holmes, one of Britain's best-known military historians (and President of the British Commission of Military History), has selected over 200 photographs taken for the most part by officers and men rather than by official photographers – mostly unfamiliar ones located in archive collections, regimental museums and private sources. There will also be specially taken photographs by Mike Sheil, one of the best battlefield photographers working today. The book will deal with the whole of the British Army's e
Gallipoli: The Ottoman Campaign

Edward J. Erickson


Edward J. Erickson's book is an extremely important one that looks at the Gallipoli campaign from the Turkish point of view, something few western historians have done. He uses the Turkish official history, which is three volumes in length, as well as memoirs and other published accounts (in Turkish) from Turkish officers. Since 1916 we have heard largely a one sided version of the battle from the British/ANZAC/French point of view, with a little from some German officers. The book details how and why the Ottoman Army beat the British, ANZAC, and French forces during the battle, from the naval bombardment to the final evacuation. Erickson frequently stops to discuss western views of certain aspects of the battle, then contrasts them to what the Turkish were doing, which gives us a much better understanding of events. Erickson believes that the Turks out performed the British and others because they had superior reporting systems that allowed Turkish officers to know what was going o
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The First World War: An Illustrated History

A J P Taylor


'The most readable, sceptical and original of modern historians' - Michael Foot 'Remarkable ... Taylor here manages in some 200 illustrated pages to say almost everything that is important for an understanding and, indeed, intellectual digestion of that vast event' Observer 'It is unlikely that there will be a more satisfactory compact survey of that Armageddon' Newsweek 'What makes Taylor's book outstanding is his capacity to penetrate through the undergrowth of controversy and conflicting interpretation to the central truth' New York Review of Books 'Probably the most controversial historian in the English-speaking world' The Times A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century. In this clear, lively and now-classic account of the First World War, he tells the story of the conflict from the German advance in the West, through the Marne, Gallipoli, the Balkans and the War at Sea to the offensives of 1918 and the state of Europe
The First World War

John Keegan


Despite the avalanche of books written about the First World War in recent years, there have been comparatively few books that have concentrated on delivering the big picture--a comprehensive account of the war and its campaigns from start to finish--and this book fills the gap superbly. As readers familiar with John Keegan's previous books, such as the The Face Battle, Six Armies in Normandy, and The Second World War, will know, Keegan is a historian of the old school. He has no earth-shattering new theories to challenge the status quo, no first-person accounts to tug on the emotions; what he does have, though, is the gift for talking the lay person through the twists and turns of a complex narrative in a way that is never less than accessible or engaging. Keegan never tries to ram his learning down your throat. Where other authors have struggled to explain how Britain could ever allow itself to be dragged into such a war in 1914, Keegan keeps it practical. The level of communications
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Gallipoli

Peter Hart


'Superb... a serious and important work on Gallipoli. It is written in Peter Hart's increasingly excellent style.' --David McLoughlin, Press Association 'An impressive and timely reminder of the futility of war.' --Morning Star '[A] stirring account' --Irish Examiner 'A perceptive and refreshingly candid study of a doomed campaign.' --Peter Simkins 'A tremendous book and for anyone interested in this campaign or the political direction of the war' --Chris Baker, The Long, Long Trail 'Gallipoli by Peter Hart is one of the most refreshing books written about this campaign.' --Martin Hornby, Western Front Association 'All good history books should be an assault on myth, and in 'Gallipoli' Peter Hart mounts a supremely effective attack' --Mail on Sunday 'A marvellous, ghastly book...vivid and compelling' --The Economist 'An account filled with insight and poignancy' --Craig Gibson, TLS A gripping, revisionist account of an epic tragedy
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An Illustrated History of the First World War

John Keegan


John Keegan's The First World War was everywhere praised, and became the definitive account of the war that created the modern world. The New York Times Book Review acclaimed Keegan as "the best military historian of our day," and the Washington Post called the book "a grand narrative history [and] a pleasure to read." Now Keegan gives us a lavishly illustrated history of the war, brilliantly interweaving his narrative--some of it derived from his classic work and some of it new--with a brilliant selection of photograps, paintings, cartoons and posters drawn from archives across Europe and America, some published here for the first time. These images take us into the heart of battles that have become legend: Ypres, Gallipoli, Verdun, the Somme. They show us the generals' war and the privates' war--young soldiers, away from home for the first time, coming of age under fire. We see how a civilization at the height of its power and influence crippled itself as the faith in progress,
True World War 1 Stories

Jon E. Lewis


This is a collection of nearly 60 personal accounts of the war to end all wars, including the first gas attack, life in the trenches, Gallipoli, the war at sea, aerial dogfights and life as a prisoner of war. It is a record by those who were there at some of the bloodiest battles of the conflict including Loos, Mons, Ypres and the Somme, from the opening moves through to the day that peace was signed.
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From Gallipoli to Gaza: The Desert Poets of World War I

Jill,Duchess of Hamilton


It is almost ninety years since the Great War came to an end, and in that time there has never been a collection of poetry written by the men who fought in Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Syria. Countless anthologies, however have been inspired by the horrors of the trenches on the Western Front. This is probably because the battles of the Near and Middle East have always been seen as a side-show, despite the fact that the number of casualties was enormous. To address this imbalance, Jill Hamilton has delved into various archives around the world and brought to light 101 poems. Not only are these poems written by Australian, English, Irish and Scottish soldiers, but there are also poems by Turks and Arabs. Accompanying the poems is a commentary that builds up a picture of the different armies, the bloodshed, the privations and sacrifice of the men, ultimately revealing that each poem is the product of war. Poets include Banjo Paterson, Leon Gellert, Rupert Brooke, Siegfrie
Gallipoli-a bastard of a place

David Wray


Kindle Edition It is 1914, Perth, Western Australia. There is great excitement throughout the country as Germany launches its attack in Europe. Thousands of Australians flock to join up in the armed forces to help the 'Mother Land', Britain, resist the attack. Among these are David, Bert and Bluey all young men eager to join the 10th Light Horse Brigade. They succeed and after an eventful training period find themselves sent not to Europe to fight the 'Hun' but to the peninsula of Gallipoli via Egypt to fight the German allies, the Turks. It is a killing ground, barren, cut through by deep ravines and high ridges,where the opposing sides are often only a few yards away from each other in trenches living in atrocious conditions, a poor diet, and the ever present stink of the dead when death can come at any moment.The innocence of the three young men is short lived when they encounter the horror that is Gallipoli!
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The Defense of Gallipoli

George S. Patton Jr.


Kindle Edition Could the British have won at Gallipoli? This is a Study but the future four Star General George S. Patton Jr. Written while he as a Lieutenant Colonel. This study of the failures at Gallipoli led to the successful conquest of Europe in 1944.
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A Major Soldier

Ted Bailey


A Major Soldier is part journey of discovery for the author and part history of the 1st Essex Battalion in the First World War. Frank Bailey was typical of many veterans of the era in that he never spoke of his exploits, despite having a long army career predating the war and being awarded the DCM. The author, his grandson, only found out the full details of his military service after his death. The author reminisces about his memories of his Grandfather before detailing his research into his life and military career, a journey that ultimately uncovered a hitherto unknown brother who had died in the war. The book then moves on to the actions of the 1st Essex battalion in the war, focusing on Gallipoli, the Somme, and Cambrai.
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Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

Alasdair Sutherland


This book follows the life of a crofters son from the Highlands of Scotland to Edinburgh and beyond and is a very rare example of a Brave man who secretely kept a diary during his military service from the Campaigns in Dardenelles, Egypt, the Somme, Ypres and every other battle he fought in, most not as memorable and probably long forgotten but every bit as Bloody. Angus's diary gives a modest and unique version of events he lived through and also the horrific conditions which he had to face on a daily basis. The author Alasdair Sutherland paints a bigger picture of what really took place on those diary entry dates looking back in time to the battlefields filling in the detail and giving the diary more depth and perspective. This is a unique story brought to life by a very knowledgeable author who researched the subject in great detail.
Somewhere in Blood Soaked France

Alasdair Sutherland


From the heat and dust of the Dardanelles to the mud of the Western Front, Corporal Angus Mackay had one constant companion, his diary. He wrote of the battles and campaigns he fought in, names that would go down in history: Gallipoli, the Somme, Ypres and Arras. Serving in the the 1st/5th Battalion (Queens Edinburgh Rifles) Royal Scots and later the 88th Brigade Machine Gun Corps, he left a record of one man's extraordinary and tragic war. In Somewhere in Blood Soaked France, Alasdair Sutherland reveals this previously unpublished account of the First World War, complete with historical context, orders of battle and extracts from official war diaries. This rare source - it was an offence to keep a record in a case of capture - offers a stirring insight into the bravery of Mackay and his companions, who were not afraid to die for their country. 'If I go under it will be in a good cause, so roll on the adventure.'




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