Gallipoli From Above
Gallipoli From Above overturns many of the myths surrounding the Gallipoli landing. Many people believe that the Australians landed at dawn, on the wrong beach, with little knowledge of the Turkish defenses and that they were led by incompetent British officers. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. The Australians ran their own show using aerial intelligence, emerging technology and innovative tactics to land 20,000 troops on a heavily defended and precipitous shoreline. They used an aircraft carrier, a tethered balloon and a squadron of biplanes to gather detailed information on the disposition of the Turkish defenders and developed a plan for the landing that avoided significant casualties. Presented by Hugh Dolan, Gallipoli From Above sets out to change the way the world thinks about Gallipoli forever.