At the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Saturday, 28 March 2015 to Sunday, 31 January 2016 – 10am – 5pm
Gallipoli: Myth and Memory is a brand new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy telling the Royal Navy’s story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease.
Gallipoli is a misunderstood story, generally understood to have been courageously fought by Australians and New Zealanders, and lost by bungling British Generals.
Almost always overlooked is the naval dimension. Gallipoli began life as a naval campaign.
Developed by Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill and his friend and mentor, the First Sea Lord Admiral ‘Jacky’ Fisher, the plan was to open a new front and break the deadlock on the Western Front by sea power alone.
However even after the focus of the struggle had switched to the murderous trench fighting ashore, the army was sustained, supported, moved, supplied and eventually evacuated by all branches of the naval service. Read more by clicking HERE.