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Dr Rhys Crawley, Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, Australian National University on Reconsidering the August Offensive, the climax at Gallipoli, 1915.

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

The Brigadier E. J. H. (John) Howard CBE Commemorative Lecture for 2015
With
Dr Rhys Crawley, Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, Australian National University
on
Reconsidering the August Offensive, the climax at Gallipoli, 1915

The story of Gallipoli, where in August 1915 the Allied Forces made a last valiant effort against the Ottoman Army, is one of infamous might-have-beens. If only the allies had held out a little longer, pushed a little harder, had better luck – Gallipoli might have been a decisive victory that knocked the Ottoman Empire out of the War.

Dr Crawley will examine the Gallipoli Campaign at the operational level of war explaining how in
1915, the Allies were still trying to adapt to a new form of warfare where static defence replaced manoeuver and offensive action doctrine. He will scrutinise all aspects of the offensive: planning, mobility, command, fire support, army/navy cooperation and logistics, to show how it failed.

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 2pm

The York Conference and Function Centre, Sydney

RSVP is essential by Wednesday 12 August 2015 as numbers are restricted (02) 9660-7225 / 0418 400 825 or email rsvp@militaryhistorynsw.com.au

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Dr Rhys Crawley on Reconsidering the August Offensive, the climax at Gallipoli, 1915.

 

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