Apr 23, 2022Liked by Greg Maybury

Gallipoli what a hell hole that became. Those poor soldiers never had a chance. So many mistakes, so many foolish orders. Over half a million injuries many were fatal. This and the field s of the Somme and Verdun where nearly two million were injured and killed (Paul Reeds book is good). Altogether WWI lost 60milion lives. Also read Wilfred Owen poem (my favorite) "Anthem for a Doomed Youth" and "Dulce Et Decorum Est". Wilfred was killed in action at the very end of WWI.

Rupert Brooks died on his way back from Gallipoli - read his poem "The Soldier"

WWI killed in total 65 million military personnel from both German and allied forces.


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