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Beneath a Turkish Sky : the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Assault on Gallipoli.

Author: Philip Lecane
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2015.
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It was the First World War's largest seaborne invasion and the Irish were at the forefront. Recruited in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were ordered to spearhead the invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey. Deadlocked in trench warfare on the Western Front, the British High Command hoped the assault would be Germany's ally out of the war. Using letters and photographs, this book tells the story of the 'Dubs' officers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lecane, Philip.
Beneath a Turkish Sky : The Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the Assault on Gallipoli.
New York : The History Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Lecane
ISBN: 9780750964777 0750964774
OCLC Number: 920023670
Description: 1 online resource (511 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Dedication; Quote; Acknowledgements; Contents; Foreword; Author's Preface; Prologue: The Lonely Graves; Chapter 1 India: At the Empire's Front Gate; Chapter 2 England: Coming Home to Blighty; Chapter 3 Defending their Homeland: The Turks, the Dardanelles and Gallipoli; Chapter 4 Voyagers: Sailing to the Mediterranean; Chapter 5 Lemnos: The Invasion Force Gathers; Chapter 6 Ertuğrul Koyo --
V Beach: 25 April 1915; Chapter 7 Getting off the Beach; Chapter 8 Fighting and Dying; Chapter 9 From Then to Now; Appendix 1 The British Battalion; Appendix 2 The Adversaries. Appendix 3 Blue Cap Distinguished Conduct Medal AwardsAppendix 4 Brevet Major Thomas Frankland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Appendix 5 Ormond Cook, Owner of the SS River Clyde; Appendix 6 Beach Party for V Beach, 25 April 1915; Bibliography; About the Author; Copyright.

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It was the First World War's largest seaborne invasion and the Irish were at the forefront. Recruited in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were ordered to spearhead the invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey. Deadlocked in trench warfare on the Western Front, the British High Command hoped the assault would be Germany's ally out of the war. Using letters and photographs, this book tells the story of the 'Dubs' officers and men called from an idyllic posting in England. They then set off on what was presented as a great adventure to win glory and capture Constantinople. The book also gives the story.

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