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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…


Gallipoli : The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs.

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An insight into the book's origins by one of its authors, Stephen Chambers: During research for our recent book on Gallipoli, co–author Richard van Emden and I came across some incredible personal accounts, most never before published. One of those to provide a fresh and illuminating version of events was that of Second Lieutenant David Rodger Fyf…


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. James left for England 20 March 1915. He went to the Dardanel…


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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The eldest of three children by Richard Brown MG Deputy Inspector-General RN (Ret) and Jessie (née McPherson).  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 …


Victory at Gallipoli: The German–Ottoman Alliance in the First World War by Klaus Wolf

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Translation from the German by Tim Iredal £30, Pen & Sword Military, illustrations. ISBN 9781526768162. There has been much excitement amongst the linguistically challenged Gallipoli historian community at the release of Victory at Gallipoli. Originally published in Germany in 2008, the book’s revision and translation exponentially increases…


Ep. 198 - Churchill and the Dardanelles - Prof. Chris Bell

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Canadian historian Professor Christopher Bell, Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, talks about his recent book Churchill and the Dardanelles that examines the role Winston Churchill in the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign. Your browser does not suppo…