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Two Midshipmen at Gallipoli Two Midshipmen at Gallipoli
by Hugh Williams. £10.00
Paperback, 119pp
This book combines the letters and memoirs of two of the eight young midshipmen who led the assault on W. Beech on 25th April 1915. Weaving between them are the writings of Admiral Wemyss, the man in charge of the naval side of the landings and in whose flagship both young men served.
Reviewer Derek Stirling

[eurofacts (Vol 25 No 1) – 13th September 2019]

This book combines the letters and memoirs of two of the eight young midshipmen who led the assault on W Beach on 25th April 1915. Weaving between them are the writings of Admiral Wemyss, the man in charge of the naval side of the landings and in whose flagship both young men served.

Being a son of the one of the midshipmen, Hugh Williams has compiled this tribute in recognition of the bravery of all three men. However, undoubtedly brave though they all were, what is also clearly discernible is both the unflinching courage of the troops they landed, the Lancashire Fusiliers who, that first morning, famously won “Six VC’s before Breakfast”, and the perfidy of the politicians in Westminster.

This book reveals both the humility and the humanity of all three men in the face of, what turned out to be, a humiliating defeat.

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