Kenneth Best's A Prayer for Gallipoli: The Great War Diaries of Chaplain PDF

By Kenneth Best

ISBN-10: 1849833672

ISBN-13: 9781849833677

Many chaplains weren't authorized to move close to front within the First international battle - others insisted on doing so, like Kenneth most sensible within the Gallipoli crusade. most sensible had no army education prior to the conflict yet he felt that he might purely fulfil his pastoral position by way of getting just about front line and dealing with the troops below fireplace.

Best used to be connected to the forty second East Lancastrians - the 1st Territorial military department to serve out of the country within the clash, so arguably the least skilled within the methods of battle. In his diary we persist with his growth via his preliminary education in Egypt and directly to his arrival in Gallipoli in may possibly 1915.

Gallipoli has turn into infamous, even through the factors of the 1st international warfare. After a naval crusade to open up a offer path to Russia via Turkey failed, a few 480,000 Allied troops have been drawn right into a land invasion within which thousands have been injured or killed. In his diary, most sensible files his efforts to motivate anxious males ahead of they pass excessive, to convenience the wounded and, while the combating stops, to bury the lifeless. His empathy for the troops is matched by means of a forthright disgust for his or her leaders, few of whom percentage his perception into the awful realities of trench warfare.

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