Book Review: Walking Gallipoli


04 February 2020
A timely release considering the front cover theme of March's issue, it’s another in the Battleground series that takes you to the location of famous conflicts, presents the history and then reveals walks and museums.

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This one is the Gallipoli Peninsula, the ill-fated WWI expedition designed to open a new front and potentially force the Ottoman Empire out of the war. As with all these books, there’s a healthy dose of history first, which sets the scene and illustrates what visitors to the region will be looking at. Then there are drives and walks around the area with key museums, graveyards, viewports and memorials highlighted. There’s everything from 15km tours to walks that can be done in a couple of hours.

The format of the guide is such that you can carry it in a pocket and while the photography and illustrations are all mono, they are clear enough to show the sites and routes. It’s a handy guide to the visiting historian.

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• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-4738-2564-2
• 260 pages • Softcover • £15.99

By Stephen Chambers

Reviewed in The Armourer March 2020 issue

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