World War One to 1939

Evacuation – part of legend

In early December 1915, 85,000 men, 5000 animals, 200 guns, and multiple stores and ammunition crowded Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay in Gallipoli to start the phased evacuation, and by nightfall on December 19, only 1500 Anzacs remained. At 1.30am the following morning the final phase of the evacuation began when “down dozens of little […]

From the Sea of Marmara to the North Gate of Baghdad: The Story of Four HMAS AE2 Crew Members

The story of HM Australian Submarine AE2 in the Dardanelles campaign typically ends on April 30, 1915 when the stricken submarine, after penetrating the Narrows and ‘running amok’ against the Turkish warships was severely damaged and forced to surface. The valiant crew abandoned ship before scuttling it in the Sea of Marmara. The vessel itself […]

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