‘Local News’. Supplement to Peninsula Press n. 88. 15 November 1915
Historians still argue about the Allied invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli and how the campaign started as perhaps a sideshow to events being enacted in Europe. In private, many questioned the staggering and seemingly pointless losses of life and limb. Perhaps in withdrawal and defeat, New Zealanders learned important lessons about themselves and their place in the world.
Peninsula Press was an official publication, which began on May 10, 1915 and ran for 95 issues. This library has one of the most complete collections, bound together in our Troop Ship Magazines Collection. This supplement includes information about aerial night bombing of Turkish camps and supply lines. Its final issue contained a report on the evacuation of Suvla Bay and Anzac Cove.