Monthly Archives: April 2015

DISASTER FOR ALLIES AT GALLIPOLI

ANZACs Face Strong Turkish Defense, Terrible Terrain,  Incompetent British Leadership Special to The Great War Project. (26-29 April) In these days a century ago, the British continue to pour troops onto the beaches of Gallipoli Peninsula in western Turkey. The Turkish forces defending the beaches from cliffs above put up unexpectedly strong, indeed fierce resistance.…

A NEW TERRIFYING WEAPON – GAS

 On Sunny Breezy Day, A Grey-Green Cloud of Death; German Gas Attack Leaves Thousands Choking, Fleeing the Battlefield Special to The Great War Project (21-22 April) “It was on April 22,” writes historian Martin Gilbert, “that gas was used for the first time in the First World War.” The attack takes place in the evening,…

ARMENIAN POPULATION OF TURKEY UNDER SIEGE

Orders to Kill Men, Deport Women and Children Turks Blame Armenians for Losses Special to The Great War Project (8-10 April) The beginning of an enormous tragedy strikes the Armenian community living in Turkey. “The Turks,” writes historian Martin Gilbert, “bitter at their losses of men and land, blamed the local Armenian population for cooperating…