By Nigel Steel
Gallipoli tells of the disastrous crusade at Gallipoli in 1915 whilst the allies did not knock Turkey out of the struggle. With then and now pictures the booklet offers targeted old descriptions of the world and the occasions, all of so one can entice the armchair historian and the intrepid customer to the websites. it is going to turn out an integral spouse.
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14 The only difference from 1915 is the absence of the River Clyde, a permanent landmark throughout the campaign. Alan Moorehead remarked that, after the war, ‘although she had been shelled a thousand times they towed her off the beach at Sedd-el-Bahr and at Malta engineers soon patched up her broken plates. ’15 By the early 1960s the former River Clyde was under threat of bring scrapped. A desperate campaign was launched in Great Britain to save the ship and bring her back to act as a floating museum.
Above the centre of the beach stand the cemetery and the new Mocamp motel. (August 1988) In ignorance of this devastation, the Royal Munster Fusiliers waited inside the River Clyde to undertake their part in the ordeal. As part of an attempt to land a second battalion on the same beach within minutes the River Clyde, an old collier, had been fitted out to be run aground with a hidden cargo of 2000 men ready to storm out onto V Beach through four large sallyports cut along each side of the ship.
The site of this landing can today be reached either by following the bumpy dirt track which skirts the opposite side of the Old Fort past the last houses of the village, or by returning to the square. Leaving this instead by the alternative exit, past the new mosque, the continuation of the main road from Alçitepe runs on, parallel to the shore before reaching a left turn. Following this offshoot, it passes first the British Memorial on Guezji Baba and eventually leads down as far as Fort No. 1 with its commanding view on to the sands of V Beach.