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Thread #32539   Message #429401
Posted By: Les from Hull
30-Mar-01 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Suvla Bay (Suda Bay) - Australian
Perhaps someone could explain the Australian fascination for Suvla Bay? When the troops (New Army Battallions from Britain) landed at Suvla Bay the Aussies and Kiwis were already there at Anzac Cove. Was it all called Suvla Bay at the time and the south-western cove only renamed later? There was fighting to link the two bridgeheads, of course.

That thing about 'Johnny Turk he was ready, he'd primed himself well' doesn't really apply at Suvla Bay, either. The whole point was that the Turks only had three batallions there. Unfortunately, the British had their usual atrotious commanders and failed to push on inland. By the time they did, Johnny Turk was ready.