• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

GALLIPOLI MODEL A2 Question 2. Source H suggests that poor planning and Winston Churchill were responsible for what went wrong at Gallipoli. Is there sufficient evidence in sources D to J to support this interpretation? Use the sources and your own knowl

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

CW 2nd July 08 GALLIPOLI MODEL A2 Question 2. Source H suggests that poor planning and Winston Churchill were responsible for what went wrong at Gallipoli. Is there sufficient evidence in sources D to J to support this interpretation? Use the sources and your own knowledge to explain your answer. I feel that the sources do not entirely support the interpretation that poor planning and Winston Churchill were responsible for what went wrong at Gallipoli. Although they mainly do agree, most of them have taken other factors such as: the geography of Gallipoli and the Turks being strong into consideration as well. From my own knowledge I know there are many reasons why the Gallipoli campaign failed including the ones mentioned above. Poor planning had a major impact on the Gallipoli campaign, and several of the sources agree that this was the main problem. Source H hints that part of the problem was poor planning, it does this by saying-"poorly trained officers applying poorly trained tactics" this suggests they think that if it had been better planned the solders and they tactics would have been better trained and prepared. I think that this source is very reliable because a historian for a GCSE history textbook writes it and therefore the author (Cate Brett) ...read more.

Middle

Source H is the only source that directly links Winston Churchill to being responsible for the failing of the Gallipoli campaign. " In part this was due to the involvement of Winston Churchill. His errors of judgement and humiliation at the failure of the assault." None of the other sources mention Winston Churchill. From the DVD- "the line of fire" I know that Winston Churchill made the plans and therefore it could be argued that the poor planning was down to Winston Churchill as well. Another reason that the Gallipoli campaign failed was because of the Turks strong defence and good planning. As shown in source D the Turks were well prepared and well organised- " The Turks had sited their trenches very cleverly and it was often useless to attack one set before another had been taken" although this source might not be completely reliable as said earlier, from my own knowledge I know that this is true because I know that there was a stalemate on the western front which meant that the Turks had made in impossible for the British and ANZAC troops to advance towards the peninsula. Source F also shows the Turks strong defence along the Dardanelles. The map shows that the Dardanelles was nearly completed covered in mines that were carefully planned and placed. ...read more.

Conclusion

The geography of the peninsular worked to the Turks advantage and there was nothing the allies could have done except fight in a different place to win the campaign. This source is reliable because it is a factual not emotional account of what happened, it is written using the evidence that many other people have created therefore it is less likely to be bias because it has many sides of the story. The author was not personally involved so would not have any reason to make one side sound better than the other. He also wrote it quite a long time after the event, which means he has the advantage of being able to look at a lot more sources and compare them so making his source more reliable. In conclusion I think that the sources do agree with the statement that poor planning and Winston Churchill were responsible for what went wrong at Gallipoli. But they also suggest several other factors played a part in it as well. They blame poor leadership, the geography of the peninsular and the strength of the Turks. Using my own knowledge and the DVD " the line of fire" I know that these were the main causes of the failure to the campaign. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. How far was the monarchy responsible for its own downfall in September 1792? Explain ...

    the face of the earth.....so that the work of past centuries may be useful to the following centuries, that our children by becoming more educated, may at the same time become more virtuous and happier'3 The King attempted to censor this, however much of the Encyclop´┐Żdie escaped censorship and remained popular.

  2. My main question is : How did Mussolini rise to power in ...

    was born. Eventually everyone thought that his Fasci would be a failure. Because of the elections in 1919, none of the applicants won a single seat in the parliament. By the end of 1919, Mussolini received hardly more than 2% of the votes in Milan, less than 5000 votes against 170,000 for the Socialists.

  1. Charles the first was completely responsible for the civil war- to what extent is ...

    'laud is in prison' this way he could not reform the churches, 'ship money has been made illegal' Charles no longer could get money, if he needed money he would have to ask parliament, 'court of star chamber was abolished'.

  2. How useful is visible evidence in explaining the development of power at Styal Mill ...

    One being 1990 and the other being earlier. This shows that the Mill has renovated and repaired this building in order to give the customers a clearer more educational understanding of this part of the steam power system. Ultimately this shows that visible evidence can be unreliable. Another unreliable attribute of visible evidence is that it's misleading.

  1. Reichstag Fire

    The Nazi soldiers or the Storm Troopers as they were called started the fire in the Assembly Hall of the Reich Stag building but they were all shot by the SS commandoes in Berlin. Martin also writes that Karl Ernst who was the chief of the Berlin Stormtroopers, reported it to him along with the police chief Dr.Diels.

  2. Essay Question 5 Study all the sources. Source P is for the television series ...

    It does show they way they did train but the actions that have been described in this would not be effective in the war. The last source that was under the heading of 'The Home Guard' is source P. In the source pack it only shows the DVD cover of the BBC Comedy, but when watched it is ineffective.

  1. Life In The Trenches - research and evaluation of the sources

    After I watched this clip, I found out that the soldiers were actually in training, but it would be nearly exactly the same when they were actually out on the battlefront digging trenches, they would just have to dig quicker.

  2. Using sources, who or what was most responsible for the ending of Apartheid?

    The author says ?they said something about...boy?s club policy? and ?government?s law?. Obviously, the government policies has had significant influence over the churches rulings, and the man refusing black natives to enter has become passively racist. At the Dutch Reform Church, the aged church official, whom ?bellowed?, ?showed? and acted

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work