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Defeat at Gallipoli [Paperback]

Nigel Steel , Peter Hart
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21 Jun 2002
A classic - and compelling - account of the battle of Gallipolli

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; New Ed edition (21 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330490583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330490580
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 837,534 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The battle for Gallipoli was officially described as 'one of the world's classic tragedies' and in Defeat at Gallipoli the participants tell the full story of this failed offensive. The bitter campaign against the Turks from April 1915 to January 1916 was ill-conceived, inadequately equipped and never likely to succeed. The bravery and resilience of the troops in the face of disease and violent death is shown in their letters, diaries and recorded memories, recalling the sordid reality of the campaign. Linking together these experiences, Nigel Steel and Peter Hart provide a new insight into the lives of the soldiers involved and a powerful, moving account of a doomed campaign. 'One of the most controversial and disastrous British campaigns of the 20th century . . . these two historians make a strong case for history proper. Their tale never dulls in the telling' Guardian 'The dramatic effect is considerable and increases in intensity as the story unfolds.' Field Marshal Lord Carver, 'The bill for the incompetence . . . down through the chain of command was paid by suffering in the appalling conditions so vividly described in this splendid book.' Major General Julian Thompson, Globe and Laurel

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Nigel Steel is head of the Imperial War Museum's Research and Information Department. He and Peter Hart have collaborated on several titles, including works on Gallipoli, Passchendaele and the First World War in the air. Peter Hart was born in 1955. He went to Liverpool University before joining the Sound Archive at the Imperial War Museum in 1981. He is now Oral Historian at the Archive. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Defeat? 11 Oct 2011
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I would prefere, A battle lost however the war was won. No thanks to the planners. However once again the last call has to go to the men who left Gallipoli to their comrades that died. To have left the peninsula with zero casualities was a victory. Been there and seen the terrain. A wonder there was not more casualities. The wonder of a trench. All the men on Anzac were not defeated, they won on the Somme and Passchendaele.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good war writing 15 Mar 2003
By popcorn - Published on
great telling of the gallipoli campaign. steel's book focuses on the british role in the sequence of battles, giving the reader much information concerning both command decisions and troop experiences (the latter via letters home and diary entries). this truly is a wonderful "war book" in that it doesn't glorify war, but at the same time gives us a warranted respect for the sufferings of the warrior.
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5.0 out of 5 stars minute by minute 5 Mar 2008
By Altug Yurttas - Published on
Like a real time correspondence .Book neatly tells what happened in that bloody period hour by hour with great details you wouldn't find anywhere else .Anyone should read this prior to visiting Dardanelles .You 'll appreciate the value of the soil you step on .
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 10 Jun 2000
By Basar Eryoner - Published on
written without any bias. You feel like living one the hitory's bloodiest campaigns, very well narrated.
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