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#1 delta

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 10:45 PM

I am trying to learn more about the Royal Navy's actions during the Gallipoli campaign. Could some one point me in the direction of a book which describes the various ships' actions and (if possible) the tactics behind their use.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE (delta @ Nov 3 2005, 10:45 PM)
I am trying to learn more about the Royal Navy's actions during the Gallipoli campaign.  Could some one point me in the direction of a book which describes the various ships' actions and (if possible) the tactics behind their use.



If you read through this thread
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you should find some very useful pointers - Keyes is a good starting point.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 12:06 AM

Stephen, two very useful books for insights are:
The Fight for Gallipoli, by Sir Roger Keyes, (1941)
The Immortal Gamble, by AT Stewart & the Rev. CJE Peshall(1917)


Read both in conjunction with The Great War at Sea 1914-1918 by Richard Hough, and if the budget allows, Naval Operations vol 11 by Sir Julian Corbett (1920).

Alternatively, you could wait about two years for the book I am putting together. (Maybe not best that you wait on me)

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 08:20 AM

Many thanks for the good info - guys - will start hunting for books this weekend smile.gif
Stephen