Grasping Gallipoli : terrain, maps and failure at the Dardanelles, 1915 / by Peter Chasseaud and Peter Doyle Chasseaud, Peter

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Chasseaud, Peter
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World War, 1914-1918 - Campaigns - Turkey - Gallipoli Peninsula.; World War, 1914-1918 - Cartography.; World War (1914-1918)
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The failure of the Gallipoli campaign was instantly blamed on a great untruth - that the War Office was unprepared. This book, incorporating information unavailable elsewhere, shows that in fact the WO and the Admiralty had amassed a huge amount of data. Aerial reconnaissance had played a part - even Lawrence of Arabia had done his bit! The War Office knew all about Greek plans to capture the peninsula and one plan was even Anglo-Greek. The authors examine all the intelligence and how it was used or ignored and in the process, in the words of the late Richard Holmes they 'illuminate a wildly beautiful landscape, which never fails to charm and shock me in equal measure.'.
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13102634

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