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Tracing Your Great War Ancestors Gallipoli: A Guide for Family Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 152 pages
Author: S. Fowler
Year: 2015
ISBN: 9781473823686
Other: b&w photos, bibliog, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

Do you have a British ancestor who served in the Gallipoli campaign in the First World War? Perhaps you have thought of visiting the battlefields in Turkey and the monuments that commemorate them, and want to find out exactly where and when your ancestor served and what part he played in the landings and the fighting that followed? This practical and informative handbook is an ideal guide to the struggle for the Gallipoli peninsula and the stories of the men who took part in it.

Simon Fowler outlines the course of the campaign and introduces the many historical resources that you can use to explore the history for yourself. He identifies the key sources for family historians, including
The National Archives in Britain, the Australian War Memorial, and other sources in Australia and New Zealand and the many websites that researchers can turn to, and he gives advice on the literature, archives, museums and monuments that may help you to gain an insight into your ancestor's story.


Dardanelles or Gallipoli?
1. Gallipoli: An Overview (Anzac Landing)
2. Soldiers' Lives (Scimitar Hill)
3. Getting Started (Death and the Flies)
4. Researching British Soldiers and Sailors (Landing on Gallipoli)
5. Researching Units (War Diary, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, 24-25 April 1915)
6. The Royal Navy
7. Researching Dominion and Indian Troops
8. Visiting Gallipoli


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