book gives precise details for tours that cover the
entire Peninsula and includes almost 200 coloured
pictures plus backgrounds on memorials, cemeteries
and the battle's history.
Gallipoli campaign, an attempt to get around the trenches
of the Western Front and to open a winter route to
Russia, effectively began on 19 February 1915 with
a naval bombardment of Turkish forts guarding the
entrance to the Dardanelles channel that led to Istanbul.
On 18 March the attempt to sail past the forts and
up the Straits failed and on 25 April British and
ANZAC landings were made on the Gallipoli peninsula.
Despite further landings on 6 August at Suvla Bay,
the campaign failed and the Allies withdrew at the
end of the year. Losses on each side are estimated
to be a quarter of a million.
was as a result of this campaign that the Australians
earned the nickname 'The Diggers' having been told
by the C in C that all they had to do on ANZAC beach
where they had landed was to 'dig, dig, dig'.
for more details click on the cover picture below
The book has 272 pages, 190 full colour photos & comes complete with a fold-out map. £14.95
To the left is the Australian Memorial at Lone Pine at the top of Victoria Gully and above is a view along V Beach towards the British Memorial at Helles.
HAVE A LOOK AT THE MAP THAT COMES WITH THE BOOK
This book comes wrapped with a large fold-out map of the Gallipoli Peninsula which shows the locations of memorials, cemeteries, sunken ships and museums as well as the details of the landings and battle lines.
More details of the map can be seen by clicking on the cover picture to the right.
Some of the information on our map is given on the Google Map below