|One Brit mourns a fallen comrade|
It's wretched. Absolutely wretched to read up on the Gallipoli Campaign. The Great War has many ignorant generals who felt they were fighting an old war of gallantry and pageantry (just look at their uniforms at the start) and not a mechanized, horrific slug-fest. Generals like Douglas Haig still believed the fighting spirit would allow men to charge and defeat strongly defend positions armed with automatic weapons. Haig was not involved with Gallipoli but incompetent leadership can show up anywhere. Gallipoli was pretty terrible top to bottom except for the evacuation and retreat. November was the month when the Allies finally admitted it was not going to happen. One hundred years ago, they finally withdrew.