BMMHS Zoom Afternoon Talk: The 2nd Mounted Division at Gallipoli

The 2nd Mounted Division at Gallipoli

The Balaklava of the Dardanelles

Speaker: Ian Binnie

BZT Afternoon 14th Sept 2021

Tuesday 14th September; 2:00pm

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”.

Gallipoli Warwicks
Members of the Warwickshire Yeomanry in the trenches at Gallipoli. Photo Courtesy of the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick.
Gallipoli Warwicks
members of the Warwickshire Yeomanry before WW1. Photo courtesy of the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick.
Gallipoli Warwicks
One of the Warwickshire Yeomanry who survived Gallipoli. Photo courtesy of the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick.
Galipoli Warwicks
The type of topee worn by members of the Warwickshire Yeomanry at Gallipoli. Photo courtesy of the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick.
Gallipoli Warwicks
The 2nd Mounted Division cross the Salt Flats at Suvla, August 1915. Photo courtesy of the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, Warwick.
Warkwickshire Regiment

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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