The Dardanelles disaster : Winston Churchill's greatest failure / Dan van der Vat.
By: Van der Vat, Dan.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : Duckworth Overlook, 2009Edition: First edition.Description: xiii, 226 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781590202234 (U.S. : hbk.); 1590202236 (U.S. : hbk.); 9780715637166 (U.K. : hbk.); 0715637169 (U.K. : hbk.).Subject(s): Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Military leadership | Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 | Great Britain. Royal Navy | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Turkey -- Gallipoli Peninsula | World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, British | World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey) | World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operationsDDC classification: 940.426 VAN
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Acclaimed naval military expert Dan van der Vat argues that the disaster at the Dardanelles prolonged the war by two years, led to the Russian Revolution, forced Britain to the brink of starvation, and contributed to the destabilization of the Middle East. With never before published information on Colonel Geehl's mine laying operation, which won the battle for the Germans, The Dardanelles Disaster is essential reading for everyone interested in great naval history, Churchill's early career, and World War I.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-218) and index.
pt. 1. The fateful alliance -- The Turkish question -- The German answer -- pt. 2. The Allied response -- Blockade -- Councils of war -- 'We have no troops' -- pt. 3. Failure and after -- The Battle of the Dardanelles -- Crescendo -- Heads roll -- The Gallipoli campaign -- The inquest -- What became of them -- The new Turkey and Middle East -- Epilogue: The tale of two ships.
A naval historian describes the British Navy's disastrous attempt to get to Constantinople through the Dardanelles, and analyzes Winston Churchill's response to the obstacles faced during the operation that marked a turning point in World War I.
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