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This is what this book is about. It is devoted to the reputation of a number of prominent military figures, concentrating on one man in particular, General Sir Ian Hamilton, a beau idéal in colonial conflicts but a man who had to face greater challenges in the First World War. Military reputations – the end product of public opinion – are usually only appreciated in a rough-and-ready way, because to do this properly requires specialist knowledge of what armies actually do and how they do it, which is knowledge not possessed by the population as a whole.
However, Hamilton’s perceptions were emphatically confirmed during the years of bitter fighting between 1941 and 1945, when Japanese soldiers – for a number of reasons, not least their adaptability to different types of terrain – were astonishingly successful in the attack. And in defence, they were prepared to sacrifice their lives in the unwavering expectation of religious and patriotic glory. The Forbidding Peninsula Hamilton, despite his shining qualities of intellect and spirit, had an underlying impetuosity that influenced his conduct of the Gallipoli campaign.
He was to receive no further military preferment, no glow of victorious celebrity, no peerage or cash grant to support it (a reward given to a substantial handful of British generals in 1919). After the war he received a consolation prize when King George V gave him another splendid decoration to wear on his uniform, the Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO). And the sympathy that all sorts of people felt toward him helped to cushion the blow of his dismissal. This made the books he published after the war popular and talked-about, at least among the narrow but influential audience to which they were directed.
A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and British Imperialism, 1918-1923 by Bulent Gokay