Aspinall-Oglander, Brigadier C.F.,
MILITARY OPERATIONS, GALLIPOLI, VOLUMES I AND II.
NEW copies, hardcover issued without dustjacket. Battery Press, 1992; reprint of the original 1929 and 1932 editions. |
"These are volumes in the British official history set for ground operations in World War I. Volume I (done originally in 1929) has 386 pages, 21 sketches, and 19 photos. Volume II (done originally in 1932) has 516 pages, 35 sketches and 19 photos. Covers the history of the campaign in the Eastern Mediterranean to seize the Dardannelles from the Turks in 1915. Intended to open a route to the Black Sea and force Turkey out of the war, it was a bitter campaign which ended in the evacuation of British & Commonwealth forces."
Coates, Tim (Series Editor),
THE WORLD WAR I COLLECTION: Gallipoli and The Early Battles, 1914-15.
NEW copy: trade paperback. (London: The Stationery Office, 2001).
Maps, photographs, index, 412 pages. "The official
inquiry into the disastrous military campaign at
Gallipoli, plus the despatches of British generals at
the front during the first nine months of the war, are
presented here in The World War I Collection. 'The
Dardanelles Commission, 1914-18' examines why, when
British troops were already heavily deployed in France,
the leaders of the day saw fit to launch a
major offensive in the eastern Mediterranean.
'British Battles of World War I' is
a collection of despatches written by British commanders
in the field, mainly in northern France, but also in
other parts of the globe where the British were
engaged in combat."
Liddle, Peter H.,
GALLIPOLI, 1915: PEN, PENCILS AND CAMERAS AT WAR.
VG/VG. 1st edition. Brassey's, 1985. Endpaper maps, numerous photographs, 163 pages.|
"A chronological record compiled from contemporary photos., sketches, diaries, and letters. The photographs, diary entries, letters and cartoons reproduced here, almost all published forthe first time, show with new clarity the campaign through '1915 eyes'. The material is drawn exclusively from the outstanding collection of Peter Liddle's 1914-1918 Personal Experience Archives. Documents, photographs, diaries and recorded recollections from over 3,500 veterans of World War I are preserved in the archive. Internationally recognized, it represents one of the richest sources of material recalling the experiences of he ordinary man at war."
OUT OF PRINT.
. NY, Harper & Row 1956: FIRST EDITION IN DUSTJACKET (original '$4.50' price
still intact on jacket flap.), 384pp, 32 b&w photos, 5 maps & plans, 2 maps as
endpapers, bibliography, index, pictorial dust jacket fairly clean but with and some edgewear including minor loss to head of spine, and fraying along the folds. Jacket in mylar protector.
"If ever, in any episode of modern times, the outraged and
offended gods have played havoc with the plans of men, that episode was the Allied
campaign against Gallipoli. What happened was this. Contrary to Allied
expectations, the Turks went into the First World War on Germany's side. Winston
Churchill, First Sea Lord in the British War Cabinet, conceived the plan of
smashing through the Dardanelles with a few old ships of the British and French
fleets, reopening the Straits to Russian shipping, and immobilizing the Turks. For
years the Turks had been beaten in every battle they fought, and the great project
stood a reasonable chance of success. The plan went through. The attempt was made.
It almost succeeded. On the night of 18 March 1915, the Turks were virtually
beaten. But the Allies did not know that. The naval assault on the Straits was not
renewed and one of histories noblest tragedies was under way. In the months that
followed, the campaign faltered, swelled and died -- subject always to political
crises in London and the implacable hostility of fate. The net results were three
small bridgeheads on Gallipoli and 250,000 Allied casualties. Those, briefly, were
the bare facts. But the bare facts do not tell of the great army assembling at
Lemnos, its young men, Rupert Brooke among them, going forward to meet their
finest hour; the intrepid submarine commanders slipping through the Narrows in
their primitive ships to shell the railway line of Constantinople; the fantastic
Anzacs landing on the wrong beach and digging in (whence their name of Diggers);
the incredible, almost perpetual failure of communications -- thanks to which
messages from the Commander-in-Chief to the Corps commanders were never delivered,
and 20,000 men in one sector of the front brewed tea while, six miles away, their
comrades were being annihilated by Kemal's Turks; the sense of consecration and
comradeship that persisted despite the inexperience and fumbling of commanders. In
Gallipoli Alan Moorehead omits no detail of the maudlin waste, the physical
horror, the sheer heartbreaking folly of 250,000 men committed to fight for
impossible objectives with inadequate means on unknown, unmapped terrain. But with
all of this, his book is essentially a celebration of the human spirit -- a
sublime answer to "What is man that thou art mindful of him?" The wrongness of
everything that had to do with the Gallipoli campaign serves only to throw into
shining relief the superb rightness of the men who fought it. Moorehead's
Gallipoli is a vivid chronicle of adventure, suspense, agony and heroism worth
of those men."
Palmer, Svetlana and Sarah Wallis,
INTIMATE VOICES FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
William Morrow, 2003. NEW copy, except for black remainder mark on top edge of book; hardcover with dust jacket. Maps, photographs, bibliographic essay, 381 pages. "'How do you tell the history of a war in which more than nine million combatants and nearly seven million civilians across the world died by bullet, fire, hunger and disease? How do you describe the experience of a war that ignited two revolutions, brought down four monarchies, scarred a generation and culminated in major political and territorial changes that cast shadows to this day?' Departing from traditional histories, Intimate Voices from the First Wold War tells the story of the First World War entirely through the diaries and letters of its combatants, eyewitnesses and victims. Powerful individual stories are interwoven to form an extraordinary narrative that follows the chronology of the war, in words written on the battlefield and on leave, under occupation and under siege. Soldiers and civilians record with passion, fear and humor their experiences and intimate thoughts, never intended for publication. The book starts with the testimony of a Serbian teenager, one of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassins. Each chapter focuses on one important episode of the war told from opposite sides of the conflict. A German and a British soldier are dug into the parallel lines of trenches on the Somme. An Australian and a Turk describe brutal bayonet charges on the beaches at Gallipoli. A Polish woman endures a gruesome siege and an initially patriotic German schoolgirl, after being exposed to the loss and pain of war, gradually escapes into a world of adolescent love. The diaries and letters featured were uncovered during extensive research across twenty-eight countries for the groundbreaking television series The First World War, based on the work of Professor Hew Strachan, whose introduction starts this book. Gripping, immediate and moving, Intimate Voices from the First World War represents a major addition to First World War literature." Table of Contents as follows: The First Shots; Setting Off to the Front; Children at War; The Siege of Przemysl; The Eastern Front; Gallipoli; A Vertical War; In the Bush; The Somme and Verdun; Empires at War; The War at Sea; In Captivity; The Brown Shirt and the Red Commissar; The Final Push; Victory and Defeat.