Amphibious Landings at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 by Gary Sheffield
21 Feb

Amphibious Landings at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 by Gary Sheffield

Early on 25 April 1915 the 29th Division landed on the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula at Cape Helles. A second amphibious landing was made by the Anzacs at Gaba Tepe (later renamed Anzac Cove) to the north.  This was the start of the Gallipoli campaign.

Gary will talk about the background, the events on the day and the development of the campaign.

Gary is President of the Western Front Association and is well-known to many of our members as an author, speaker and battlefield guide.  He is an internationally renowned military historian who specialises in bridging the gap between academic history and the rest of the world. He spent 20 years working for the British military, at Sandhurst and the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He retired from the University of Wolverhampton in 2021. He is currently Professor of Military History at Buckingham University and Visiting Professor at King’s College London. He is President of the Western Front Association, and holds a PhD from KCL.

Gary’s many books include the best-selling Forgotten Victory – The First World War: Myths and Realities and biographies of Sir Douglas Haig and the Duke of Wellington. He is completing a book entitled Civilian Armies – The Experience of British and Dominion Soldiers in the Two World Wars for Yale University Press. 

This meeting will be held in Cobham.  Members of The Western Front Association and non-members are equally welcome.  We ask for a modest £5 donation on the door.  This includes tea, coffee and biscuits at the break (before the Q&A session with the speaker).

Members joining us at Cobham can use our new cashless card system and use their credit card/phone with the new reader that will be available at the signing-in desk.

To help make things easier and safer, we are asking those coming to Cobham to bring their own mug for coffee or tea.

Gary’s talk starts at 8pm.  Doors open at Cobham at 7:15pm and the meeting starts at 7:45pm.

The picture shows landings at Anzac Cove on 25th April 1915.  (Wikimedia Commons from the NZ archives)

Cobham Day Centre, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LY, UK
21 Feb 2024 19:15