“The most balanced history of the campaign yet published” -- Military Illustrated
“The most important new history of Gallipoli for 40 years… groundbreaking.” -- Professor Hew Strachan
From the Publisher
Why was the Allied naval assault of February 1915 so unsuccessful? Did the Ottoman Turks have knowledge of the Allied landings of 25 April 1915? And did Sir Ian Hamilton, the overall commander of the Allied forces at Gallipoli, really make a mistake in his intervention at Suvla? These questions and the key issue of why the Ottoman Turks won the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, or why the Allies lost it, have never been satisfactorily answered. This new history of the Gallipoli campaign finally answers these questions, while also telling the story of what actually happened through the voices of British, Australian and Turkish soldiers.
Part of the Battles & Campaigns series, edited by Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford.
Tim Travers is Professor of History at the University of Calgary in Canada. His great uncle was killed in action at Gallipoli and the author has dedicated the last five years to finding out what really went wrong for the Allies in 1915. His other books include The Killing Ground and he has contributed to The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War and The Oxford History of the British Army.