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‘The Royal Navy and the Dardanelles’ by Dr John Perry

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Our speaker, Dr John Perry will talk about how, at the instigation of Churchill, units of the Royal Navy tried to force the Dardanelles. They displayed great courage in the face of enormous obstacles and came close to succeeding. But they failed and the Army had to take over, with tragic consequences.     Venue: St Philip and St James Parish…


Annual Gallipoli Conference 2017

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Annual Gallipoli Conference & The National Memorial Arboretum Visit 2017   The Speakers   ‘Heroes, Scapegoats and Squandered Sacrifice: The truth behind the River Clyde's epic odyssey' Stephen Snelling   'Side-lining the Sideshows: the British High Command's allergic reaction to Gallipoli' John Spencer   ‘The Vest Pocket Kodak Camera …


077: September 2006

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Stoker’s Submarine; Australia’s Daring Raid on the Dardanelles on the Day of the Gallipoli Landing

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Reviewed by Robin Broadhurst. Most naval historians know that the first two submarines through the Dardanelles were commanded by Royal Naval junior officers, and were deservedly, awarded the V.C. What I did not know until now, was that the first submarine to penetrate the minefields of the Narrows, AE2, was an Australian Navy vessel. Both AE1 an…


SPECIAL OFFER: 'Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front: A comparison' edited by Michael LoCicero with contributions from Gary Sheffield, Stephen Chambers and others.

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Announcing the launch of the Western Front Association / Helion publication: Two Sides of the Same Wrong Penny: Gallipoli and the Western Front, A Comparison The year 1915 saw the BEF severely challenged on the Western Front. Recovering from the loss of the majority of experienced regulars in 1914, a largely new army had to come to terms with t…


Malaria in the Great War

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A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation)   Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8)   Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, wi…


The Gallipoli Oak: A Story of a Family’s Unique Legacy to a Lancashire Fusilier by Dr Martin Purdy

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PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE  - NOW 17 JAN In March 1922 a Lancashire businessman stepped from a cruise ship onto the Gallipoli peninsula. He was accompanied by a host of other pilgrims equally as desperate to visit this Mediterranean outpost as he and his wife, but what made James Duckworth stand out was the fact that he stepped ashore with a bucket o…


1 December 1915 : 1017 Pte James Joseph Tibbo

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The second son of Richard Tibbo of 7 Lime Street, St Johns, Newfoundland, Labourer by his wife Mary Ann daughter of Richard Roach.  James was educated at St Patricks Hall and Holy Cross Christian Brothers’ Schools. A seaman, James joined the Newfoundland Regiment, 13 January 1915. He left for England 20 March 1915. He went to the Dardanelles and…


The Zion Muleteers of Gallipoli

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[This article was first published in Gun Fire No. 50. All of these magazines are now available to WFA members' via the Member Login. Joining the Western Front Association gives you access not only to the 59 editions of Gun Fire but also to all 110+ issues of the WFA's in house journal Stand To!] The Zion Muleteers of Gallipoli by Martin Sugarman…


14 February 1916 : Lieut. Richard Gavin Brown

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Educated Aberdeen University where he graduated MB in 1903 and was subsequently in practice at Portsmouth.  Married at St Philips, Buckingham Palace Road, London 23 November 1910 to Ruth (née Noble born 1887, Hayton, Cumberland), third daughter of R K Noble of Scotby, Cumberland. After their marriage they lived in the 9 roomed ‘Hollywell’, 41 Ki…