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Suvla 15

SUVLA 15

THE YEOMEN’S TALE
GALLIPOLI,  21/22 AUGUST
1915

Wayne Osborne

Paperback (200 pg)

ISBN 978-0-9574459-5-6

Price: £8.00 (+ £3.50 p&p)

In August 1915 the 2nd Mounted  Division was sent to Suvla Bay on the  Gallipoli Peninsula.  Within a few  days of arrival the division, untried  in combat, was pitched into a battle  for high ground against Mustafa  Kemal’s Anafarta Group.  Before they  reached the front line at Chocolate  Hill the Yeomen had to march from  Lala Baba on the coast, under shell  fire, across the Salt Lake.  It was a  true baptism of fire. 

“The Turks had the range to a T and  every regiment fairly got it.  We had  to advance over an open plain for 2  miles to the hill ...  The steadiness of  the men was magnificent.  At times it  was simply hell.”  
Lieutenant-Colonel  Weston Jarvis, 1/3rd County of London  Yeomanry Regiment. 

“Then we had it! Not ‘arf. It was an  absolute inferno. Shell after shell  burst amongst us, and being in close  formation, you might be able to  partly realise the destruction  wrought by each shell.”
Private John  Kennedy, the 1st Sherwood Rangers. .



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