Gallipoli: Causes, Courses, Consequences and Commemoration

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Stephen PrinceA lecture by Stephen Prince, Head of the Naval Historical Branch and Assistant Head of the Naval Staff, UK Ministry of Defence.

In his lecture, Stephen will seek to explain the Gallipoli Campaign and its place in the wider historical context one hundred years on. He will consider the latest evidence from both sides, particularly recent material and analysis from the Ottoman/Turkish perspective.

Gallipoli remains compelling for contemporary defence at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. The campaign witnessed the birth of many factors of complex and cross-environmental warfare that we grapple with today. It also remains significant for the nations involved, especially Turkey, New Zealand and Australia but also for Britain and France who provided the largest Entente forces.

Stephen Prince is Head of the Naval Historical Branch and Assistant Head of the Naval Staff in the UK Ministry of Defence. He is responsible for the provision of historical information and advice to inform current policy and strategy. Stephen is a graduate of Warwick and King’s College London and was the Sir Robert Menzies Scholar at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. A lecturer at Britannia Royal Naval College and then Senior Lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, he has also served as a Staff Officer with ISAF in Kabul and Kandahar and as the Policy Advisor to Commander UK Task Group for deployments to the Mediterranean and Middle East. He has led over fifty Staff Rides, including several to Gallipoli.

An optional £10 sandwich lunch shall be available from 1215.

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