History of Science, Ideas and Technology Group Meeting

Everything You Thought You Knew About Gallipoli Is Wrong

Monday 7 September 2015 at 7pm

Professor Robin Prior, Department of History, University of Adelaide

No campaign in the military history of Australia has generated as many myths as Gallipoli. Here are some: the Anzacs landings were the critical event on 25 April, the troops were landed in the wrong place, the landing was one of the bloodiest episodes in Australian history, a later plan in August came within an ace of success, that plan was ruined by British Generals, the Campaign was a great lost opportunity to shorten the war. The above all have one thing in common – they are wrong. Come along and hear why.

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