For amateur historians and trivia collectors everywhere

Location: Masterton, New Zealand

I survived school history despite the best efforts of the education system to bore me to death. Many years later, I discovered Treaties, dates, the movement of nations, are mere context. The fascination is in the details.

Monday, December 19, 2005

On the night of 19th December 1915, the last British Empire troops were withdrawn from Suvla Bay and Anzac Cove on the coast of Turkey. Their evacuation by stealth, planned by General Sir Charles Monro and organised by Lieutenant-General Sir William Birdwood, had been spread over ten nights and was much more successful than the Dardanelles campaign that preceeded it.


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