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Grasping Gallipoli

Door Peter Chasseaud e.a.

Grasping Gallipoli
RubriekWO I
TitelGrasping Gallipoli. Terrain, Maps and Failure at the Dardanelles, 1915
AuteurChasseaud, Peter & Peter Doyle
UitgeverijThe History Press UK
Jaar van uitgave2015
SamenvattingThe 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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