Churchill and the Dardanelles by Dr Christopher Bell

Author and historian Dr Christopher Bell discusses one of the most controversial events of Churchill’s career

One of the most controversial periods of Winston Churchill’s long career was that as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1911 to 1915. During this period of WWI he championed a plan to break through the Dardanelles Straits to open a supply line to the

Russians and break the stalemate on the front in France.

Dr Christopher M Bell is an author and a Professor of History at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His books include Churchill and Sea Power (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Royal Navy, Seapower and Strategy between the Wars (Stanford University Press, 2000) and Naval Mutinies of the Twentieth Century: An International Perspective (Frank Cass/Routledge, 2003).

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