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


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


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


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…