On March 18, 1915, British and French forces launched an unlucky naval attack on the Ottoman Empire in the Dardanelles, the thin waterway in northwestern Turkey that separates Europe from Asia. The waterway was heavily mined, and even though the British swept the area before launching the attack, they still lost three ships. Two more were severely damaged.
I have a strong personal interest in WWI because my great-grandfather fought in the British Gallipoli Campaign, and he lost two older brothers within a week of one another in the Battle of the Somme. The First World War always felt like a rushed subject in school, so I never had much interest in it until I found my family’s connection to it through genealogical research. To further my knowledge and learn more about it I used the WWI Nonfiction booklist to highlight some of the books available at KDL that deal with WWI and all the different battles that occurred.
Posted by: Craig