Monday, 2 March 2015

Ireland and Gallipoli Conference in Belfast

From the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (

Ireland and Gallipoli Conference - A joint conference by PRONI and Antrim and Down Western Front Association branch
When: 30th April 2015 10am to 4pm
Where: PRONI

PRONI is pleased to invite you to a joint conference on Ireland and Gallipoli with Antrim and Down Western Front Association branch. Supported by Living Legacies 1914-18 engagement centre.

The Gallipoli Campaign, known to the Turkish as the battle of Canakkale, still remains controversial. France, Britain and its dominions fought to eliminate Turkey from the Great War by landing on the northern bank of the Dardanelles, marching on the Ottoman capital Constantinople to open the Dardanelles sea channel to Russia. A brilliant strategic plan was marred by tactical failure and poor execution. The initial naval attack was repelled and subsequent land campaign also failed at a cost of 250,000 allied casualties which led to the invasion force being evacuated in January 1916 after 8 months of fighting. This conference seeks to examine this campaign 100 years on with special focus on the experience and role of Ireland and Irish people.

Speakers will include: Dr Timothy Bowman (University of Kent); Dr Myles Dungan
(Historian and broadcaster); Professor Keith Jeffery (Queen’s University Belfast); John
Lee (author and historian); and Tom Thorpe (Kings College London)

Contact PRONI to reserve a place

(With thanks to the PRONI Express)


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