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This is an auction for a volume of the British Official History of the Great War.

It is GALLIPOLI, by Brigadier-General C F Aspinall-Oglander.

This is Volume One, covering the inception of the campaign to May 1815.





"Volume 1 in the official Great War history's account of the tragic Gallipoli campaign covers the early stages from its inception down to May 1915. Gallipoli was conceived – by Winston Churchill among others – as a bold and imaginative surprise, aimed at severing the links between Turkey and her European allies; forcing a route through the Dardanelles Straits; and possibly even capturing the Ottoman capital, Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Sadly, none of these goals was achieved. Launched at first as a purely naval enterprise in March, the element of surprise was lost after several ships hit mines and others were shelled from the Turkish forts. A gap followed in which military reinforcements were shipped to the sector. The Turks used the time to reinforce the defences of the Gallipoli peninsula under German guidance, so the Allied troop landings in April met fierce and determined opposition. The conduct of the Allied troops was equally courageous and, ironically, a campaign designed to escape the trench warfare on the Western Front became bogged down in a similar slogging match for control of the heights above the beaches. The author, who served on the staff of the commanders Sir Ian Hamilton and Sir William Birdwood, has written a gripping and authoritative account."

Hardback 1929.

380 pages.

Photographs and maps throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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