The Landings at Suvla Bay, 1915

An Analysis of British Failure During the Gallipoli Campaign

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About the Book

This work is an extensive analysis of the 1915 British landing at Suvla Bay, one of the most mismanaged and ineffective operations of World War I. Chapters examine the events that led to the landings on the Gallipoli peninsula, provide a comprehensive report on the landings themselves, and analyze the events and decisions contributing to their failure. Appendices provide first-hand accounts of the landings from period news articles, military documents and personal correspondence.

About the Author(s)

Michael J. Mortlock, a former archivist at the University of Richmond, contributes to film documentaries and writes fiction. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Michael J. Mortlock
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 250
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, maps, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2007
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3035-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0989-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Preface      1

Introduction      5

1. Plans and Prevarications      13

2. The Preparations for the Landings      32

3. The Landings      58

4. Failure      99

5. The End      123

6. The Conclusion      153

Appendices      163

Notes      181

Bibliography      201

Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent look…a valuable read”—StrategyPage.com; “a very good read”—The Bulletin of the Military Historical Society.