Firepower | The Principles of War Podcast


We look at the co-operation between the infantry and artillery at ANZAC in 1915.

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Why did the soldiers hold short of their objectives on the first day of the landings at ANZAC? The 3rd Brigade were the first to land at Gallipoli.  Why did COL Sinclair-Maclagan hesitate?  How costly was this action? What was the Turkish dispositions on the morning of the 25th? If third ridge had been taken, […]

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Brigadier Muhammad Asgharpresents a fascinating look at the forgotten gunners of Gallipoli, the 7th Mountain Indian Artillery Brigade, comprising the 21st (Kohat) Mountain Battery and 26th Jacob’s Batteries.  These Batteries become a part of the 1st Mountain Regiment in 1947 in Pakistan. Jacob’s Battery was the only gun in action on the 25th of April […]

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In 1911 the NZ Government purchases 18 pounders and 4.5 inch howitzers as it starts to modernise. Their first deployment was to German Somoa, as a part of the Samoa Expeditionary Force, retaking the islands from the Germans. The ANZAC the NZ guns land, howitzers,  on the 26th of April, 1915 and the field guns […]

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This bonus episode of the Firepower Seminar looks at the role of Naval Gunfire Support at Gallipoli by Commander David Stevens, RANR. What issues did NGFS have at Gallipoli? How where targets identified and how was command and control managed? As a secondary effort, there was to few guns at Gallipoli and the Navy attempted […]

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