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: The Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1915-16 explores various 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: Care Giving and Naval Nurses; John Bourne: 7th North Staffordshire Regiment; Stephen Chambers: MEF POWs; Alexandra Churchill: The Evacuation; Jeff Cleverly: Suvla Bay Landings; Rhys Crawley: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force Headquarters; Brian Curragh: Lieutenant-General Sir Bryan Mahon and 10th (Irish) Division; Peter Doyle: Gallipoli terrain; Katherine Swinfen Eady: 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; Michael LoCicero: Krithia Nullah operations November-December 1915; Linda Parker: British and Australian Chaplains; Ross Mahoney: British airpower; Simon Peaple: Grand Strategy; Chris Pugsley: New Zealand military performance; David Raw: Hunter-Weston-Egerton feud; Chris Roberts: Australian Brigade Command;; Rob Stevenson: 1st Australian Division; Tom Williams: Territorial divisions at Suvla Bay and Ritchie Wood & John Dixon: British and Australian 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 an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. 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. His other books include The Secret Cold War: The Official History of ASIO 1975-1989 (2016) and Intelligence and the Function of Government (2018). Dr Michael LoCicero is an independent scholar and Helion & Company commissioning editor. Having earned a PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2011, he was previously employed as a contracted researcher at the National Archives, Kew and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust. His publications include a contributory chapter on Brigadier-General Edward Bulfin in the highly regarded Spencer Jones (ed.) Stemming the Tide: Officers and Leadership of the British Expeditionary Force 1914 (2013), A Moonlight Massacre: The Night Operation on the Passchendaele Ridge, 2 December 1917 (2014), a contributory chapter chronicling the forgotten battle of International Trench in Spencer Jones (ed.), Courage Without Glory: The British Army on the Western Front 1915 (2015) and a contributory chapter analysis of a large-scale German trench raid at La Boisselle in Spencer Jones (ed.), At All Costs: The British Army on the Western Front 1916 (2018).