Gallipoli 1915: Dardanelles Campaign

Winston Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, ordered a bombardment of the Dardanelles in October 1914—a month before the Ottoman Empire formally entered the war. The Dardanelles Strait bridges and divides Europe and Asia, as it controlled the passageway between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara in Turkey. The Turks immediately reinforced the…

Anzac Day: War, Women and the Queen Mother

Anzac Day is not just about the men who fought for our country, but also the women who did their bit during World War I. I write this article in response to a rant written for The Stately Harold by 20-year-old feminist Cassidy Boon who claims Anzac Day is “sexist” and there is “no mention of…