By Stephen Chambers
The August Offensive used to be born out of the disasters of the Gallipoli landings and the next battles of past due spring and early summer time 1915. common Sir Ian Hamilton, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary strength, selected to play all his last playing cards during this bold and creative gamble that he was hoping could eventually flip the tide within the allies desire and produce his military up onto the heights overlooking the elusive Dardanelles.
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Hamilton wrote in his diary: Sailed over to Anzac with Braithwaite. Took Birdwood’s views upon the outline of our plan for entering the New Army against the Turks. To do his share, durch und durch (God forgive me), he wants three new Brigades; with them he engages to go through from bottom to top of Sari Bair. Well, I will give him four, perhaps five! Our whole scheme hinges on these crests of Sari Bair which dominate Anzac and Maidos; the Dardanelles and the Aegean. The destroyers next took us to Cape Helles where I held a pow-wow at Army Headquarters, Generals Hunter-Weston and Gouraud being present as well as Birdwood and Braithwaite.
It is a peculiar sort of ‘don’t care feeling’. You see your friends knocked out by your side, and you think, ‘They’re dead, and were as good as I am’. It is then that absolute contempt for death overtakes one. We got there, and were faced with a tough proposition. They had built their trenches with such perfection that the artillery did not do the damage we expected. Their overhead cover made their trenches like tunnels—they had pine legs and cut timber laid closely together, and on top 2ft. to 3ft.
How will they be able to move? Kemal used his hand to draw a semi-circle that began from Ariburnu and continued towards Chunuk Bair Kocaçimentepe: Like that. Esat Pasha reportedly began to laugh and patting Kemal on the shoulder, said, Don’t you worry, they will not do that. 1 During late June, in Helles, the French had launched a successful attack at Kereves Dere and a week later the British at Gully Ravine. At Anzac it had been quiet since May, with the exception of small scale raids and minor tactical operations.