Title: Gallipoli – Gully Ravine
Author: Chambers, Stephen J
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2002
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 192 pages
Comments: This book concentrated on Gully Ravine and its immediate area on the western side of the Helles battlefield, Gallipoli. Here trench fighting raged throughout the campaign, culminating in the battle of Gully Ravine between 28 June and 5 July 1915.
The Battle of Gully Ravine was a World War I battle fought at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula. By June 1915 all thoughts the Allies had of a swift decisive victory over Turkey had vanished. The preceding Third Battle of Krithia and the attack at Gully Ravine had limited objectives and had much in common with the trench warfare prevailing on the Western Front. Unlike previous Allied attacks at Helles, the Gully Ravine action was largely successful at achieving its objectives though at a typically high cost in casualties.