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VCs of the First World War: Gallipoli

Snelling

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ISBN 10: 0752456539 / ISBN 13: 9780752456539
Published by The History Press, 2011
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: VCs of the First World War: Gallipoli

Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Reprint.

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The landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, 1915 represented the greatest amphibious operation carried out during the course of the First World War. What had initially been a purely naval enterprise had escalated to become a full-scale Anglo-French invasion, resulting in an eight-month campaign which Churchill hoped would knock Turkey out of the war. For a campaign that promised so much, it ultimately became a tragedy of lost opportunities. By January 1916, when the last men were taken off the peninsula, the casualties totaled 205,000. This book tells the stories of the 39 men whose bravery on the battlefield was rewarded by the Victoria Cross, among them the war's first Australian VC, first New Zealand VC, and first Royal Marine VC. It represents the highest number of VCs won in a theatre of war, other than the Western Front.

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Stephen Snelling is a senior journalist with Eastern Counties Newspapers based in Norwich. He has also written several other titles in the VCs of the First World War series: Naval VCs, Air VCs, and Passchendaele. Stephen is a member of the Military Historical Society and the Gallipoli Association.

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