Squadron Leader Hugh Dolan
Date and Time
14/08/2012 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Melbourne Wine Room
The documentary ‘Gallipoli From Above’ was shot on location in Turkey, Point Cook and The Victorian Shrine. It premiered on Foxtel History Channel 25 April 2012.
Hugh was Presenter of this documentary and will talk to the club about the subject matter in the documentary and his best selling book ’36 Days’.
Hugh’s work is a blend of experienced military officer and historical researcher. He served for over 15 years in military intelligence in Bosnia, Iraq and Indonesia.
Gallipoli from Above – View the Trailer
When Australian troops stormed ashore in the pre-dawn darkness of April 25th 1915, it was the culmination of one of the most complex and daunting operations in the history of warfare – the seaborne assault of a heavily fortified shore, defended by a well-prepared and forewarned enemy.
The risks were enormous, and the death toll on the beach at Anzac Cove could have been murderous – as it was with the British landings further south. Yet the Anzacs had been allowed to organise their own assault, and their ingenuity, intelligence gathering and willingness to do the unorthodox allowed them to seize a foothold and fulfil the task they had been set by their commanders. All too often the scale of that task and the successful way the Anzacs approached it have been overshadowed by events later in the campaign.
Hugh Dolan, an intelligence officer in the Australian military, has minutely re-examined the assault itself, giving us a day-by-day account of the build up to the landing that shows a very different side to the Gallipoli story. Using a host of previously unpublished material and research, he has produced a riveting work of narrative history that sheds a fresh light on the original Anzacs.
The Rotary Club of St Kilda will be meeting at:
Melbourne Wine Room Cafe
(located in Grey St please enter through the corner entrance)
cnr Fitzroy St & Grey St, St Kilda
6pm for 6.30pm start
Cost: $30 (Non Rotarian) $22 (Rotarians)
Fee includes main meal, glass of wine/beer and a coffee
Spaces are limited so please book early
Bookings are closed for this event.