Gallipoli Diary: World War I Memoirs: Complete Edition (Vol. 1&2)


This 2-volume book represents a personal account of the Gallipoli Campaign written from the perspective of a British Army officer. The Gallipoli Campaign was a military campaign in the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula February 1915 to January 1916. The Entente powers, Britain, France and Russia, sought to weaken the Ottoman Empire, one of the Central Powers, by taking control of the straits that provided a supply route to the Russian Empire. The Allies' attack on Ottoman forts at the entrance of the Dardanelles in February 1915 failed and was followed by an amphibious landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in April 1915 to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople. In January 1916, after eight months' fighting, with approximately 250,000 casualties on each side, the land campaign was abandoned and the invasion force withdrawn. It was a costly defeat for the Entente powers and for the sponsors, especially First Lord of the Admiralty (1911-1915), Winston Churchill. The campaign was considered a great Ottoman victory.


The Start

The Straits


Clearing for Action

The Landing

Making Good


Two Corps or an Ally?


A Decision and the Plan

Bombs and Journalists

A Victory and After

K.'s Advice and the P.M.'s Envoy

The Force – Real and Imaginary

Sari Bair and Suvla

Kavak Tepe Attack Collapses

The Last Battle


The French Plan

Loos and Salonika

The Beginning of the End