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Johnny - The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton - cover

Johnny - The Legend and Tragedy of General Sir Ian Hamilton

John Philip Jones

Publisher: Praetorian Press

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Summary

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Hamilton was an excellent tactician but, by 1915, and in a situation like Gallipoli, his style of leadership was outdated.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.
Available since: 01/19/2013.
Print length: 288 pages.

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