Steve Chambers – Guests of the Sultan: Gallipoli POWs

19 February 2020 19:30

During the Dardanelles campaign the Turks took very few prisoners. With stories of beatings, abuses, torture and executions, no one wanted to fall into the hands of the enemy. But, what was the truth?  

Stephen Chambers is Trustee and historian of the Gallipoli Association. Whilst Gallipoli is his prime passion, he also has in-depth knowledge of many British military campaigns and battles that include the Zulu War to the end of the WW2.

Stephen is an accredited battlefield guide, author and researcher. His first book in the Pen & Sword Battleground Europe series, Gallipoli - Gully Ravine had high acclaim, along with its follow-on volumes; Anzac The Landing, Suvla: August Offensive and Anzac: Sari Bair. He also wrote Uniforms & Equipment of the British Army in World War One (Schiffer Books, 2005), the first serious work on the subject, and with co-author Richard van Emden wrote Gallipoli: The Dardanelles Disaster in Soldiers' Words and Photographs (Bloomsbury, 2015). His latest work, Walking Gallipoli, was published in 2019.

When not writing Stephen is either doing his day-job, working in Cyber security, or on the Battlefield continuing his research and guiding groups. The best way to study a campaign is to walk in the footsteps of those involved, whether in the grasslands of Zululand, the mud of Flanders or the beaches of Normandy. Stephen is a member of the Western Front Association, Orders and Medals Research Society and a member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides.

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