Gallipoli Revisited

19/10/2019 3:00 pm - 19/10/2019 4:30 pm

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Carlisle, UK

John Mather

Saturday 19th October 2019

A Talk Arranged by the Friends of Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Gallipoli is located in north west Turkey and gives its name to be one of the bloodiest and tragic campaigns of the First World War; fighting lasted nine long months in 1915 and involved many local soldiers and sailors, including two of John’s great uncles.

John attempts to both commemorate and unravel the complexities of this terrible campaign. He recounts how many brave soldiers and sailors played their part in the action by featuring the lives of several local servicemen from Cumbria, and much further afield, to highlight their hardships, endeavours and fates. He also wishes to explain how the failure of Gallipoli encouraged the Allies to build a port at Murmansk, in Arctic Russia, and connecting railway with St Petersburg in a desperate attempt to supply Russia with vital arms and stores.


Tickets are £5.00 each paid by cash on the door. Tickets include tea and coffee.

A cash bar will be available

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