Few commanders can have aroused such vividly differing estimates of their capacities among those who fought under them as Hamilton has done.
To his many admirers Hamilton was a shamefully ill-used commander, on whom no shadow of censure should fall; to his very numerous critics he was the embodiment of incompetence.
Today, fifty years after the campaign which ended his career, it is becoming increasingly difficult to form a balanced judgement from the opinions of contemporaries.

They are either all for Hamilton, or all against him.
Source:"Gallipoli" R.R.James First Publ. 1965