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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Thoroughly Incompetent British General

On 6 August Hamilton again achieved surprise in a landing at Suvla Bay.Again nothing was made of it.Stopford remained on board ship and slept throughout the afternoon.Even personal promptings from Hamilton did not shake him.The men settled down to bathe on the peaceful beech,while the surrounding hills were empty of the enemy.The Turks had time to take up position. By 10 August a new line of trenches had been formed , as unbreakable as the others...........Stopford was sent home at his own request.

Page- 76-English History-1914-45 , A.J.P Taylor

Lieutenant General Sir Frederick Stopford, VIII Corps

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