Tag: Anzac Day

Dardanelles-Gallipoli Centenary

Dardanelles-Gallipoli Centenary

First Lord of the Admi­ral­ty Win­ston Churchill with Admi­ral John Arbuth­not “Jacky” Fish­er, who served as his First Sea Lord in 1914-15.

Anzac Day, April 25th, marks the Cen­te­nary of the land­ings on the Gal­lipoli Penin­su­la, in the end a trag­ic fail­ure, with heavy loss­es of British, Aus­tralian and New Zealand life. Churchill usu­al­ly comes in for (and deserves) some of the blame, but rarely does every­body “get it right.” Such is a piece in Forbes: “Win­ston Churchill’s Ter­ri­ble Lead­er­ship Fail­ure.”

This piece gets sev­er­al facts wrong and over­sim­pli­fies to the point of con­fu­sion.…

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