It was the First World War's largest seaborne invasion and the Irish were at the forefront. Recruited in Ireland, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were ordered to spearhead the invasion of Gallipoli in Turkey. Deadlocked in trench warfare on the Western Front, the British High Command hoped the assault would be Germany's ally out of the war. Using letters and photographs, this book tells the story of the 'Dubs' officers and men called from an idyllic posting in England. They then set off on what was presented as a great adventure to win glory and capture Constantinople. The book also gives the story of the Turkish defenders and the locality being invaded. Accomapnied by the Royal Munster Fusiliers, packed aboard the SS River Clyde, the 'Dubs' landed from boats on the fiercely defended beach at Sedd-el-Bahr. The song The Foggy Dew says, qIt were better to die beneath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sedd-el-Bahr.q This book tells the story of the forgotten Irishmen who died beneath a Turkish sky in what was Ireland's D-Day.Cork]. You can tell [next word is illegible. Looks like a#39;Ceomy.a#39;] what I am telling you now. When you are sending the tobacco to me on Monday ... John and his wife Kate Cowhig23 were born in the summer of 1884 in neighbouring lanes on the northside of Cork City. ... hide and skin merchants, cooperages, family butchers, shoe repair shops, and other businesses connected to the cattle and leather trade.
|Title||:||Beneath a Turkish Sky|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2015-04-15|