Saturday, 25 October 2014

New Zealand and the Gallipoli Campaign

Sons of Empire, Tauranga Public Lecture Series 

Gallipoli Peninsula

New Zealand and the Gallipoli Campaign

Dr Cliff Simons
Wednesday 29 October, 6.30pm
Venue: Tauranga Bongard Centre, Lecture Theatre 104
Bookings essential Email nyree@waikato.ac.nz or phone 027 286 7454

Overview
The outbreak of war in 1914 offered a promise of adventure, and young New Zealand men clamoured to enlist. However, their first taste of battle in the Gallipoli campaign shattered that illusion, and our troops struggled to survive in that harsh peninsular, against a well organised Turkish defence. This presentation examines the Gallipoli Campaign from a New Zealand perspective, highlighting activities of some of our soldiers from Tauranga Moana.

About the Presenter
Works at the New Zealand Defence College, in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and teaches about New Zealand’s colonial wars. Cliff will travel to the 2015 Gallipoli Centennial Commemorations as a Military Historian.

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