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Monday, 7 December 2015

The Irish at Gallipoli podcast series, with Dr Jeff Kildea

If you've Irish family connections to the Gallipoli campaign, you'll want to listen to a series of podcasts recorded by Dr Jeff Kildea when he was the Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History at University College Dublin.

The series includes six podcasts in which Dr Kildea examines the part played by the Irish during the Gallipoli campaign, looking in particular at the landing on 25 April, the advance to Krithia between April and July, the August Offensive, both at Anzac Cove (when Anzacs and Irishmen fought shoulder to shoulder) and at Suvla Bay, and finally the evacuation.

The recordings date from 2014 but I'm not sure how long they've been online. They're new to me, anyway.

'The Irish at Gallipoli' series
is hosted by University College Dublin's History Hub where a summary of each episode is presented alongside each of the free podcasts.