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Gallipoli, 1915 - "Two companies of the 8th Royal Welch Fusiliers attacked Turkish positions in support of an Australian assault on The Nek. Struggling up a steep and narrow gully the Fusiliers were hit by machine gun and rifle fire and by grenades as they reached the summit. Dead bodies fell on the men below." Art by Rob Chapman
Brand new 15 in battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth, still working up in the Mediterranean, was sent to support the allied attempt to force the Dardanelles in 1915, the only modern British capital ship involved other than the Battlecruiser Inflexible. Both were withdrawn after serious damage to the latter.
12 Aug. 1915. Gallipoli. 5th. Norfolks. 'The Sandringham Pals' better known as 'The Vanished Battalion', as most of them perished in an ill-conceived attack at Suvla. Most were employed by the Royal Family at Sandringham. 2nd strange fact was that their bodies were not found. Lastly, long after the war, a strange story popped up, when 2 Gallipoli veterans declared they had seen the Norfolks march into a strange cloud, that engulfed them, then lifted and drifted away, leaving nobody behind.
Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett was a British war correspondent during the First World War. Through his reporting of the Battle of Gallipoli, Ashmead-Bartlett was instrumental in the birth of the Anzac legend. Through his outspoken criticism of the conduct of the campaign, he was instrumental in bringing about the dismissal of the British commander-in-chief, Sir Ian Hamilton — an event that led to the evacuation of British forces from the Gallipoli peninsula.
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Australian Birthday Today - 16 April 1865, General Sir Henry George Chauvel, GCMG KCB , born16 April 1865, Tabulam, New South Wales – died 4 March 1945 Melbourne, Victoria, known also as Sir Harry Chauvel, was a senior officer of the Australian Imperial Force who fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle Eastern theatre during the First World War. For more click photo and **Share**
The (63rd) Royal Naval Divisiion
In its edition of 31 July 1915, the British periodical The War Illustrated published the above photograph of the Royal Naval Division in action. Its caption read: ‘Charge! The best photographic record of a charge yet published, showing men of the Royal Naval Division leaving the trenches in Gallipoli to attack the Turk by cold steel...'
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 – 10 November 1938) was an army officer, revolutionary statesman, and founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first President. He fought the Gallipoli Campaign against the allied west in WWI & won. He later fought the War of Independence against Europe.
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Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley (23 November 1887 – 10 August 1915). English physicist. Killed in action at Gallipoli, Turkey. Moseley worked with Ernest Rutherford at Manchester University, and his research provided confirmation of the previously theoretical concepts of atomic number and the periodic table of the elements.He fought at Gallipoli, where he was killed by a sniper in 1915.It is speculated that because of Moseley’s death governments no longer allowed scientists to enlist for combat
General William Riddell Birdwood, General Officer Commanding Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACS), near Hill 60, October 1915. ANZAC is the acronym formed from the initial letters of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the formation into which Australian and New Zealand soldiers were grouped in Egypt prior to the landing at Gallipoli in April 1915.
Lt-Gen Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston was a British Army general who served in WW I at Gallipoli and in the very early stages of the Somme Offensive. Nicknamed "Hunter-Bunter", Hunter-Weston has been seen as a classic example of a "donkey" general — he was described by his superior Sir Douglas Haig as a "rank amateur", and has been referred to by one modern writer as "one of the Great War's spectacular incompetents". He was twice defeated at the Battles of Krithia 1915 by the Ottomans.