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16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

Update: 2017-08-15
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A brutal, firsthand account of the savage WW1 battle of Gallipoli, written by Sergeant Fred Reynard of the Isle of Wight Rifles.  

He landed at Suvla Bay in August 1915. 

The allied troops fought for the strategic waters of the Dardanelles, and the Turkish capital city of Constantinople, in the Ottoman empire. 

Would the brave but over-confident allies find they’d bitten off more than they could chew in the face of opposition from the equally brave, confident and well-prepared Turks? 

"Then the firing stopped and with a yell of 'Allah, Allah' the Turks charged. They bore down on us like fiends, and soon I was fighting for my very life." 

Full show notes including transcript, maps and photos at www.FightingThroughPodcast.co.uk

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16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard

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