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The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How Globalized Trade Led Britain to Its Worst Defeat of the First World War
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The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How Globalized Trade Led Britain to Its Worst Defeat of the First World War (Hardback)

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An eye-opening interpretation of the infamous Gallipoli campaign that sets it in the context of global trade.



In early 1915, the British government ordered the Royal Navy to force a passage of the Dardanelles Straits-the most heavily defended waterway in the world. After the Navy failed to breach Turkish defenses, British and allied ground forces stormed the Gallipoli peninsula but were unable to move off the beaches. Over the course of the year, the Allied landed hundreds of thousands of reinforcements but all to no avail. The Gallipoli campaign has gone down as one of the great disasters in the

history of warfare.



Previous works have focused on the battles and sought to explain the reasons for the British failure, typically focusing on First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. In this bold new account, Nicholas Lambert offers the first fully researched explanation of why Prime Minister Henry Asquith and all of his senior advisers-the War Lords-ordered the attacks in the first place, in defiance of most professional military opinion. Peeling back the manipulation of the historical record by those

involved with the campaign's inception, Lambert shows that the original goals were political-economic rather than military: not to relieve pressure on the Western Front but to respond to the fall-out from the massive disruption of the international grain trade caused by the war. By the beginning of

1915, the price of wheat was rising so fast that Britain, the greatest importer of wheat in the world, feared bread riots. Meanwhile Russia, the greatest exporter of wheat in the world and Britain's ally in the east, faced financial collapse. Lambert demonstrates that the War Lords authorized the attacks at the Dardanelles to open the straits to the flow of Russian wheat, seeking to lower the price of grain on the global market and simultaneously to eliminate the need for huge British loans

to support Russia's war effort.



Carefully reconstructing the perspectives of the individual War Lords, this book offers an eye-opening case study of strategic policy making under pressure in a globalized world economy.

BusinessEconomicsEconomic historyHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of other landsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyMiddle Eastern history Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 15/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9780197545201  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Nicholas A. Lambert is the prize-winning author of Sir John Fisher's Naval Revolution and Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare and the First World War. Between 2016 and 2018, he held the Class of 1957 Chair at the United States Naval Academy.

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