BMMHS Zoom Afternoon Talk: The 2nd Mounted Division at Gallipoli
The 2nd Mounted Division at Gallipoli
The Balaklava of the Dardanelles
Speaker: Ian Binnie
The story of the 2nd Mounted Division in the August Offensive, during the ill fated Gallipoli campaign of World War One. A newly formed division of volunteers was decimated in a version of the “Charge of the Light Brigade” without horses. A classic case of “Lions led by Donkeys”.
About the Speaker - Ian Binnie
Ian Binnie is a retired secondary school history teacher who has had a passion for military history since he bought his first book at the staggering price of five shillings. He is a volunteer at the Fusilier Museum Warwick and has been a member of many study groups for a long time. he has given talks on a range of subject from Field Marshal Montgomery to the Battle of Waterloo. He is a Trustee and Education Coordinator of the Gallipoli Association. He relaxes by watching Coventry City F.C.
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