The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan


I’ve been back to the Mary Rose  Museum at Portsmouth Dockyard (see my earlier post on the Mary Rose) and saw the Dockyard’s latest ‘attraction’, the last surviving vessel from the Gallipoli campaign, a gunboat named E55.  It’s not yet open to the public but here is a pic of it in dry dock

Which reminded my of a visit to Anzac Cove in Turkey, so I’ve turned up a picture of that, taken from the Turkish positions.  They landed an army on that tiny stretch of beach and since there was no room  to deploy on the beach the Anzacs had to go straight up that hill.  Of course it was all a mistake, the boats had been carried too far down the coast by the current, and it was a success because it caught the Turks by surprise.IMG_0929




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