We welcome back the ever popular Clive Harris who will describe how, from ship to shore to the skies, from wire to wireless, the communications element of the Gallipoli campaign was an essential component to success or failure.
Above: A NZ Signal station at Gallipoli
Command and control is often focussed upon through the study of the operational outcome of the campaign, yet equally important is the history of signalling at Gallipoli when viewed at the tactical level. Numerous published sources are available to us to consider just what challenges faced signallers during the campaign. This presentation considers what went right, what went wrong how the men on the ground adapted to the climate and conditions of Gallipoli to ensure their messages got through.
Members and non-members of The Western Front Association are equally welcome. Any new visitors are guaranteed a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome from a group of like-minded enthusiasts.