ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Cecil.

Military Operations: Gallipoli.

Maps and Sketches compiled by Major A. F. Becke.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1929-32 Stock Code: 141249
£450.00

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Notes

First edition, first impression of the Official History for the Gallipoli Campaign, awarded three stars by Cyril Falls in his War Books: A Critical Guide (1930), denoting a book "of superlative merit". He writes glowingly, "This is an official history into which rather more of the writer's personality and opinions have been allowed to penetrate than is usual. General Aspinall-Oglander has two great advantages: he has been given more space than most of his colleagues two volumes for a short campaign in which to develop his ideas, and he served on the staffs of Sir Ian Hamilton and Sir William Birdwood. In the Gallipoli Campaign what happened in London was really more important than what happened on the Peninsular, and the political aspects are here clearly depicted. No serious student of the War can avoid reading this book. Of other campaigns he can get a good notion from slighter and more popular sketches, but for the tangled story of the Dardanelles he must go to this. It must be added, however, that he will find this no imposition, for the book is easily and attractively written". For an interesting contemporary appraisal see Dr Jenny Macleod's Reconsidering Gallipoli (Manchester University Press, 2004).

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Description

4 volumes, octavo. Original red diaper-grain cloth, gilt-lettered spines.

Illustrations

Frontispiece to each volume, 36 illustrations on 34 plates, 56 maps (2 as endpapers, as intended), 11 folding maps loose in the separate Maps and Appendices volumes (complete).

Condition

Rather faded presentation inscription on front free endpaper of Maps and Appendices I: "Gladys M. Aspinall, January 26. 31. With love from Gwen". Spines and sides variably sunned, a few old splash stains to vols. I and II, the latter also a little shaken and with a couple of small bumps to fore edge, inner hinge of vol. I cracked at title page but sound, yet overall a very good set.

Bibliography

Falls p. 3.

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