16 Gallipoli Part 1. WW1 Memoirs of Sgt Fred Reynard
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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41 A last coffee with Wilf Shaw, WW2 history
40 Four Brits & a Frenchman at Dunkirk plus Gallipoli
39 Stan Perry Listener Feedback and Quiz
38 Sergeant Eion McEwan - Paras WWII
36 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART ONE
37 WW2 Tank Captain Stanley Perry PART TWO
35 Freddie Linacre WW2 veteran interview
34 Wartime Holidays WW2
33 Wartime Recipes and WRENS in WW2
32 Women at War, WW2
31 Child of War - An interview with Volker Wehrum, WW2
30 Queen Mary in WW2
29 Prisoner of War in WWII
28 Wilf Shaw RIP Tribute
27 Veterans Bennett and Cheall remember D-Day WWII
25 Sgt Rufty Hill meets Winston Churchill in WWII
24 Christmas at War, Bill Cheall
23 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 3
22 Wilf Shaw - WWII army veteran interview 2