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A new war every week

The chaos of British strategic thinking
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July 2021, no. 433
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The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War by Nicholas A. Lambert

Oxford University Press, £32.99 hb, 354 pp

A new war every week

The chaos of British strategic thinking
by
July 2021, no. 433
Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, in 1910 (Wikimedia Commons)
Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, in 1910 (Wikimedia Commons)

The Gallipoli campaign has a peculiar fascination for historians of World War I. This new book, by British historian Nicholas A. Lambert, is concerned not so much with the conduct of the campaign as with the reasons for its being launched. The chances for its success were known at the time to be low, so why was this gamble, which cost perhaps 130,000 Allied and Ottoman lives, taken?

Joan Beaumont reviews 'The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War' by Nicholas A. Lambert

The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War

by Nicholas A. Lambert

Oxford University Press, £32.99 hb, 354 pp

Buy this book

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