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Reading biscuits at Gallipoli, 1915
 
   
Reading biscuits at Gallipoli, 1915
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Brief Description: Captain M H Cleeve and his soldiers at Gallipoli in 1915 with large wooden cases stamped 'Huntley and Palmer Reading Biscuits'
Subject Date: 8 August 1915
 
Full Description: The Gallipoli campaign was a disaster from beginning to end. The mission was ineptly commanded and poorly equipped. After nine months of deadlock and the loss of more than 100,000 lives the allies eventually withdrew their attack on the peninsula. The campaign took place between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916. The offensive's aim was to push through the Dardanelles straits and capture Constantinople, the Turkish capital. If a breakthrough had been achieved, the Turks, who were allied with the central powers (Austria and Germany), would have been unable to prevent Britain and France from joining the Russians in the war against Austria-Hungary and Turkey.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Gallipoli, Turkey
Dimensions: Height: 13.2cm, Width: 19.3cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, people, packaging, landscape, crate
Name Subject: Captain M.H. Cleeve
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.200
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_200~1_264-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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