Gallipoli Campaign Map Suvla Bay Map

A rare Gallipoli Campaign Map of Suvla Bay and the Aegean Coast dated 1915, Scale 1:20,000 on coloured lithograph linen reproduced by the Survey Department, Egypt, 1915 S.G.G measuring 60cm x 79 cm.  The map is extremely important as it depicts the historical battle sector for the Anzac landings around Suvla Bay, which was one of the bloodiest events of the entire campaign.   The map has a few fold marks, overwise in very good condition.

 

 

Product ID: 3275

£1,200.00

Description

Gallipoli Campaign Suvla Bay

The landing at Suvla Bay was an amphibious landing made at Suvla on the Aegean coast of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire as part of the August Offensive, the final British attempt to break the deadlock of the Battle of Gallipoli. The landing, which commenced on the night of 6 August 1915, was intended to support a breakout from the ANZAC sector, five miles (8 km) to the south.

Although initially successful, against only light opposition, the landing at Suvla was mismanaged from the outset and quickly reached the same stalemate conditions that prevailed on the Anzac and Helles fronts. On 15 August, after a week of indecision and inactivity, the British commander at Suvla, Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Stopford, was dismissed. His performance in command is often considered one of the most incompetent feats of generalship of the First World War.