Little Gully Publishing

Small press specialising in Gallipoli and the First World War in the Middle East

From ‘fish-and-chip’ civilian soldier to hard-baked ‘old sweat’ — the impressionist (and occasionally rude!) Gallipoli memoir of Charles Watkins is our current release. Watkins served with the 1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers at Helles.

Lost Endeavour

by Charles Watkins, edited by Michael Crane & Bernard de Broglio

A survivor’s account of the ill-fated Gallipoli Campaign.

From Eccles, Manchester, comes a signaller in the 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. The First World War diaries of Alec Riley offer a unique look at the experiences of a pre-war territorial soldier, before, during and after Gallipoli.

Egypt Diary 1914–1915

by Alec Riley, edited by Michael Crane & Bernard de Broglio

A territorial soldier embarks on Imperial service.

Gallipoli Diary 1915

by Alec Riley, edited by Michael Crane & Bernard de Broglio

Helles in war — and perfect peace.

Netley Diary 1915–1916

by Alec Riley, edited by Michael Crane & Bernard de Broglio

Life in a great military hospital.

‘In Chanak’ is the affectionate account of the British Army in Turkey during the crisis of 1922/1923, written by a peripatetic Englishman, Percival James Bothwell, branch secretary of the YMCA in that city.

In Chanak with the British Army

by P. J. Bothwell, edited by Bernard de Broglio

Some impressions.

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