Walking Gallipoli

Walking Gallipoli

by Stephen Chambers


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Gallipoli was a First World War tragedy, a side show that had ambitious hopes to end the war early. Despite the immense gallantry displayed by those fighting, from the beginning, this grand scale 1915 operation was plagued with mismanagement; failure in high places that betrayed the heroism in the field. Though a noble disaster with casualties of over half a million, those who visit Gallipoli today owe it to those who served and died a conscious effort to see beyond the heartbreak and futility, to appreciate the what, the how and the why. There is no better way to do this today other than walking the battlefields with this invaluable guide.

From the beaches and fields of Helles, to the precipitous heights of Anzac and to the plains of Suvla, this book guides the walker to the key points of the campaign. Infamous names that are synonymous with the fighting are covered; Sedd-el Bahr, Krithia, Achi Baba, The Vineyard, Gully Ravine, Kereviz Dere, Lone Pine, The Nek, Chunuk Bair, Lala Baba, Chocolate Hill, Kidney Hill and Kiretch Tepe. All of these features are set in a haunting scene of beauty and tragedy that still pervades this eastern Mediterranean peninsula. In total there are ten walks, some challenging, others not, with a narrative that helps make sense of it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473825642
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/13/2019
Series: Battleground Gallipoli Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen J Chambers is an author and historian.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Series Editor's Introduction viii

List of Maps x

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Forcing the Dardanelles 1

Tour 1 The Dardanelles 17

Optional Tour - Achi Baba 27

Chapter 2 Anzac 29

Tour 2 The Landings Trail 63

Tour 3 The Ridge Trail 74

Optional Walk - Shell Green 81

Optional Walk - 4th Battalion Parade Ground 84

Chapter 3 Helles 96

Tour 4 The Landings Trail 131

Tour 5 The Gully Ravine Trail 144

Tour 6 The Krithia Trail 149

Chapter 4 Suvla 157

Tour 7 Suvla Bay Trail 184

Chapter 5 The Evacuation 208

Tour 8 Evacuation Trail 226

Advice to Tourers 242

Select Bibliography and Recommended Further Reading 246

Index 247

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