Gallipoli: A ridge too far
In August 2010, the Australian War Memorial will convene an international conference to mark the 95th anniversary of the climactic battles of the Gallipoli campaign. In early August 1915, after months of stalemate in the trenches on Gallipoli, British and Dominion troops launched a series of assaults in an all-out attempt to break the deadlock and achieve a decisive victory. The “August offensive” resulted in heart-breaking failure and costly losses on both sides. Many of the sites of the bloody struggle became famous names: Lone Pine, the Nek, Chunuk Bair, Hill 60, Suvla Bay.
Debate has continued to the present day over the strategy and planning, the real or illusory opportunities for success, and the causes of failure in what became the last throw of the dice for the Allies. Some argue that these costly attacks were a lost opportunity; others maintain that the outcomes were simply inevitable.
This conference will draw leading military historians from around the world to bring multi-national perspectives to these intriguing questions. Keynote speaker, Professor Robin Prior of the University of Adelaide, author of Gallipoli: the end of the myth (2009), will join a range of international authorities from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany and Turkey to present their most recent research findings.
Early Bird Concession registration $170.00
Early Bird Standard registration $250.00
Closes 31 May 2010
Concession registration $200.00
Standard registration $280.00
Closes 26 July 2010
Cancellation fees apply, please see registration page for full details.
Concession prices apply to:
- Centrelink or DVA Pension Card holders
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- Friends of the Australian War Memorial
- Volunteers of the Australian War Memorial
For programme details go to the website: www.awm.gov.au/events/conference/2010/
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This conference is being convened by the Australian War Memorial. The support of the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is gratefully acknowledged.