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The Gallipoli campaign was launched in April 1915 in an effort to knock Turkey out of the war but the force that was deployed was too small to achieve its aim. Moreover, the commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton was at fault in the way he conducted his campaign. Never happier than when he was in the thick of action, Hamilton was an excellent tactician but, by 1915, and in aThe Gallipoli campaign was launched in April 1915 in an effort to knock Turkey out of the war but the force that was deployed was too small to achieve its aim. Moreover, the commander, General Sir Ian Hamilton was at fault in the way he conducted his campaign. Never happier than when he was in the thick of action, Hamilton was an excellent tactician but, by 1915, and in a situation like Gallipoli, his style of leadership was outdated. This book examines why Hamilton failed at Gallipoli and shows how, in spite of that failure and it being his last command, he became a well-respected military prophet who many several perceptive predictions about the future of warfare....

Title : Johnny: The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton
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ISBN : 9781848847880
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
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  • Mick Maye
    2020-01-27 10:08

    This book covers Ian Hamilton's earlier life up until the end of his military career. The author espouses a theory as to why he failed at Gallipoli. Whilst I can understand the theory and applaud his reasoning I don't fully subscribe to it. The book appears to give a full coverage of his life and exploits and his literary career as well. I found this book well argued and clear in his reasoning's and would recommend it fully. It has led me to follow up with Hamilton's diaries of the Gallipoli campaign.