Battleground Gallipoli by Nigel Steel

By Nigel Steel

Gallipoli tells of the disastrous crusade at Gallipoli in 1915 whilst the allies did not knock Turkey out of the warfare. With then and now images the publication offers specified old descriptions of the realm and the occasions, all of so one can attract the armchair historian and the intrepid customer to the websites. it is going to turn out an critical significant other.

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It involved just three companies of the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers together with a detachment of engineers, medical and artillery personnel and a few marines. They were landed in the northeast corner of Morto Bay and the attack, closely supported by HMS Cornwallis, was split into two sections with two companies attacking the cliff above S Beach from inside the Bay, and the third rowing out into the Dardanelles to attack this point from behind. The position was taken with relative ease and few casualties.

The dead were buried and most of the remaining debris removed. Later, in 1923 when the Turks regained their European territories, the cemeteries that had been created there were guaranteed under the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne. But whereas at Suvla and Helles this then allowed the farmers to resume their natural role, at Anzac the terrain made this impossible; as no-one had been there before the war no-one tried to return. Today the Anzac area is a national park dedicated to the memory of those who died on both sides.

J. E. Peshall RN) A month later, on 23 May when visiting the French headquarters in Sedd el Bahr, Compton MacKenzie, who was serving at GHQ as an Intelligence Officer, journeyed slowly via the cemetery. 17 (Captain Compton MacKenzie) The headstones of the five officers, including Father Finn the Roman Catholic Chaplain of the Munster Fusiliers who was killed with the regiment on the beach, still pinpoint the positions of these original graves. But of the individual men who were buried in the mass graves the exact locations are now unknown.

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