A little diversion from the main focus of this forum, ie NZMR history. However, I am of the opinion that the more we understand the actions of the NZMR Brigade the more questions arise as to their foes and therefore a need to understand their position. Steve Butler has started a page here http://www.nzmr.org/turk.htm
and I thought it may be interesting to follow this up by adding some of the information coming out of the blogs Bill Woerlee and Steve Baker are producing to a Google Earth project I have been working on. see the following:
I thought we might start from the beginning and develope the movements of the forces through to the end. I have done much on the ANZAC Cove area, ie most of the Allied/Turkish positions, placenames, frontlines, HQ's and much more. I have also done a little in the Sinai/Palastine area as well as the NZEF departure from NZ. However it may be difficult to follow it due to the vast amount of information that is there now and if I release it without some thought we may get tangled up! It is not perfect by any means and your input is most important. Anyhow take a look at the attached file and see if you can work it out. Remember this starts in November 1914. Will add dates as information is gathered. Just click on the attachment and select open. This should open Google Earth and take you to the Ottoman Empire. You will see the file and its sub folders on the left of the display under Temporary Places. You can drag this folder to your My Places. After you have done this right click on My Places or Ottoman Empire and select Save As. The rest should be easy to follow the hard part is to develope Turkish movements through to the end, bearing in mind it will cover Suez, Gallipoli, Sainai/Palastine, etc...
Look forward to your comments, ideas and input.