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By John Philip Jones

The Gallipoli crusade was once introduced in April 1915 in order to knock Turkey out of the conflict however the strength that used to be deployed used to be too small to accomplish its target. in addition, the commander, common Sir Ian Hamilton used to be at fault within the method he performed his crusade. by no means happier than whilst he used to be within the thick of motion, Hamilton was once a good tactician yet, by way of 1915, and in a scenario like Gallipoli, his form of management was once outmoded. This ebook examines why Hamilton failed at Gallipoli and indicates how, regardless of that failure and it being his final command, he grew to become a well-respected army prophet who many numerous perceptive predictions in regards to the way forward for conflict.

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Hamilton deployed four divisions which had only recently been put together, and there had been no time for each division to train as a formation or for the divisions to work in partnership with one another. In addition, although the Navy provided enormous supporting firepower, the actual methods of landing troops had to be improvised: during the crucial initial landings there were no specialist landing craft such as those developed during the Second World War. It is instructive to compare Hamilton’s acceptance of the need to ‘get the show on the road’ with Montgomery’s iron resolution before the battle of El Alamein.

War is a totally unforgiving activity. But there are differences in the penalties of tactical and strategic errors. The tactics of the initial British and ANZAC landings in Gallipoli succeeded as a result of the heroism, discipline and training of the assaulting troops. But the successful tactics were not transformed into strategic success. Such success depended on the soundness of the strategic plan, the resources available to the enemy, and – most importantly – the insight and energy of the enemy commander.

This book is not a ‘hatchet job’, as many later ones were, but the analysis was searching, as can be seen by the following extract from what the author had to say about Marshal Foch, the generalissimo who was widely thought to have won the war, and who was a proponent from first to last of the relentless offensive. His theories were so ingrained in his mind – and soul – that during four years he had persevered in carrying them into practice without heed to the reality of conditions which make them hopeless.

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