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Gallipoli: the final story

Gallipoli: the final story

Prior, Robin

The Gallipoli campaign of 1915-16 was an ill-fated Allied attempt to shorten the war by eliminating Turkey, creating a Balkan alliance against the Central Powers, and securing a sea route to Russia. This book assesses the myths that have emerged about Gallipoli and provides answers to questions that have lingered about the operation

Hardback, Book. English.
Published New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Robin Prior
ISBN: 0300149956, 9780300149951
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 304 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) History, Military.; World War, 1914-1918 Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula.

Author note

Robin Prioris visiting professorial fellow, University of Adelaide, and visiting fellow, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy. He is the coauthor ofPasschendaele: The Untold StoryandThe Somme, both published by Yale University Press. He lives in South Australia.


“History of a very high order…. the best account by far of the campaign in 1915-16.”—Jay Winter, Yale University


"It's a well-written book, complete with a great bibliography and some of the most outstanding maps to be delivered with any account of war and battle. That the author could assemble such a plethora of information and then distill it into such a readable account would be a story unto itself. For anyone who wants to know where, when and what Gallipoli was, this book is for you."—Vice Adm. Robert F. Dunn,The Washington Times 

Washington Times||"[This] book sets a new standard for assessing the Allied Dardanelles campaign in 1915."—Mustafa Aksakal,American Historical Review

American Historical Review||

"It might seem that everything worth saying about World War I has already been said, but then along comes a book such as Robin Prior'sGallipoliand it's time to make room on the shelf for another essential title . . . . It is military history of the highest order.'"—Mark Lasswell, "Standout Selections: The Year in Books,"Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal||"This work is an excellent addition to the current body of scholarhsip with something for both the neophyte and the seasoned historian."—Blake Whitaker,Canadian Journal of History

Canadian Journal of History