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By Alan Moorehead

When Turkey unexpectedly sided with Germany in global battle I, Winston Churchill, as Sea Lord for the British, conceived a plan: wreck during the Dardanelles, reopen the Straits to Russia, and immobilize the Turks.

On the evening of March 18, 1915, this plan approximately succeeded -- the Turks have been almost overwhelmed. yet terrible communique left the Allies in the dead of night, permitting the Turks to succeed and the Allies to undergo a crushing quarter-million casualties.

A bright chronicle of experience, suspense, affliction, and heroism, Gallipoli brings absolutely to existence the tragic waste in human existence, the actual horror, and the sheer heartbreaking folly of battling for very unlikely ambitions with insufficient ability on unknown, unmapped terrain.

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