Generally conceded to be doomed from the outset by the most recent historiography, the Gallipoli campaign still arouses heated controversy. In a new compendium of original research by an impressive array of established and up-and-coming scholars, Gallipoli: New Perspectives on the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915-16 explores a wide variety of aspects of the Allied military effort to force a passage through the Dardanelles straits and eliminate Ottoman Turkey from its Central Powers alliance.
Contributors and topics: Phylomena Badsey: Royal Navy nurses; John Bourne: New Army Staffordshire Regiment; Stephen Chambers: POWs; Alexandra Churchill: The Evacuation; Jeff Cleverly: Suvla Bay Landings; Rhys Crawley: MEF HQ; Brian Curragh: 10th Irish Division; Peter Doyle: Terrain; Katherine Swinfen Eady: Experiences of a 29th Division Staff Officer; Mel Hampton: First Battle of Krithia; Peter Hart: Royal Naval Division; Simon House: Corps Expeditionnaire d'Orient; Gavin Hughes: Irish Regiments; James Peter Hurst: ANZAC landing; Rob Langham: Highland Mountain Brigade; Linda Parker: Chaplains; Simon Peaple: Grand Strategy; Chris Pugsley: New Zealand military performance; David Raw: Hunter-Weston-Egerton feud; Chris Roberts: Australian Brigade Command; John Sneddon: Ordnance and Supply; Rob Stevenson: 1st Australian Division; Tom Williams: Territorials at Suvla Bay; Richard Wood & John Dixon: Tunnellers.
Dr Rhys Crawley works at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, where he is writing the Official History of Australian Operations in Afghanistan. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. Prior to joining the Australian War Memorial Rhys was a Research Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, where he convened the war studies seminar series and was co-author of the official histories of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations. The author of Climax at Gallipoli: The Failure of the August Offensive (2014), he is a recognised expert on the Gallipoli campaign. Michael LoCicero is an independent scholar who earned his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2011. Previously employed as a contracted researcher by the National Archives and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust, he is currently engaged in a wide-ranging number of academic and editorial activities. His chapter on Brigadier-General Edward Bulfin appeared in Spencer Jones (ed.) Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership in the British Expeditionary Force 1914 in 2013. This is his first book.