The National Army Museum Book of the Turkish Front 1914-18: The Campaigns at Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in Palestine (Pan Grand Strategy Series) Paperback – 6 Feb 2004
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The first book to cover the whole of the campaign against the Turks in the First World War, including the disaster of Gallipoli.
About the Author
Field Marshal Lord (Michael) Carver held important command and staff appointments, at home and abroad, as Chief of General Staff and, as Field Marshal from 1973, Chief of the Defence Staff. Author of fifteen books and editor of two others, he was created a life peer in 1977. Lord Carver died in 2001.
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The war with the Ottoman Empire during Words War 1 is important for 2 reasons.
Firstly it shows that it genuinely was a "World War" and not just men in deadlock stuck in trenches in Flanders, indeed it's also a useful point to show that there was movement and changing tactics in the war too.
Secondly this campaign marks the end of the Ottoman Empire a dynasty that had survived father to son unbroken from the late 13th century. This culture links back directly to the medieval times, as far back as the Crusades! The repercussion of this conflict are still being felt today because out of the ashes of this empire was carved countries like Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Palestine.
So this is important stuff and yet what we get is an endless list of names and divisions being moved round battlefields. Nothing is explained or described in anything but the barest detail and everything is stated in a very matter of fact way. Indeed whenever he wants to explain things further, he just stuffs in someone's letter which can work but should not be the way an event is ALWAYS explained nor would you regurgitate the entire letter, a few juicy sentences will do. This conflict covered the whole of the Near East and yet you get 4 maps at the front and that's your lot. On many occasions places or key positions are mentioned in the text only to be omitted from the maps- not good enough!Read more ›
This is all a real shame as a popular account of these forgotten campaigns is long overdue, especially in view of current issues in Iraq & the Middle East.
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Just what the internet is for, something you would not expect to exist. And for throw away money, less than £3.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
An account of a theatre of British military operations that describes the well-known Gallipoli campaign but also accounts for the less well-documented operations in Mesopotamia... Read morePublished 21 months ago by thomas clarke
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