December 3, 2002|
Gallipoli by Alan Moorehead
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The classic account of one of the most tragic battles in modern history

When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in World War I, Winston Churchill as First Sea Lord for the British conceived a plan of smashing through the Dardanelles, reopening the Straits to Russian shipping, and immobilizing the Turks.

Although 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 to life the tragic waste in human life, the physical horror, the sheer heartbreaking folly of fighting for impossible objectives with inadequate means on unknown, unmapped terrain. 

Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli and Darwin and...
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.94 in
Published:December 3, 2002
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060937089

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