The Battle of Anzac Ridge: 25 April 1915
"This book argues convincingly that a significant victory was won by the Australians and New Zealanders on the first day of the Gallipoli Campaign. Its subject is not the landing at Anzac Cove but the battle fought, later that day, between the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and III Ottoman Corps. That battle, rather than the landing, should be the focus of our attention when we remember 25 April 1915. The author has examined Turkish and German sources and compared the Anzac Ridge battle with the Cape Helles landing, other battles of the Great War and amphibious operations throughout history. The result is that many of our cherished myths are challenged. In their place is a host of new insights about the Gallipoli plan, the intelligence gathered beforehand, the quality of the troops, the importance of the Ottoman artillery and the casualties suffered on both sides"--Publisher's description.
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The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Plan
The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Objective
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