The Gallipoli Campaign (April 1915-December, 1915) was the British and Allies’ attempt to capture the Dardanelles (the straights leading from Sea of Marmara and Istanbul to the Mediterranean) and eventually march on Istanbul, forcing the surrender of the Ottoman Empire and gaining control of the Black Sea beyond. This web feature was written by Ian McGibbon and produced by the NZHistory team.
It includes links to official histories, ebooks, theses, films, images maps etc. By the time the campaign ended, more than 130,000 men had died: at least 87,000 Ottoman soldiers and 44,000 Allied soldiers, including more than 8700 Australians. TEACHER INFORMATION. Around 115,000 Allied soldiers were evacuated from Gallipoli. They are the resources that I found most useful when editing the letters of Frederick Muir, War Letters 1914–1918, Vol. Links. It was revised by Gareth Phipps in 2014, and updated in 2019. Published in August, 1915, the article detailed a telegram from British General Sir Ian Hamilton, who commanded the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force during the Gallipoli Campaign. The Gallipoli Campaign cost the Allies 187,959 killed and wounded and the Turks 161,828. Source:
GALLIPOLI, ANZACS AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR This page contains links to online resources about Gallipoli during the First World War (WW1). 252,000 had been lost. Home. The Gallipoli campaign Page 12 – Further information. 3. The Gallipoli campaign, ... On 23 August, after news of the failure at Scimitar Hill, Hamilton went onto the defensive as Bulgarian entry into the war, which would allow the Germans to rearm the Turkish army, was imminent and left little opportunity for the resumption of offensive operations. Gallipoli proved to be the Turks' greatest victory of the war. In London, the campaign's failure led to the demotion of Winston Churchill and contributed to the collapse of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith's government. The campaign ended with smoothness and efficiency, but everything else about it was a disaster. The last British troops left Gallipoli at 0445 on January 9. Kiwi Kids News Daily; Bingo Board of Awesomeness For the Turks and the Australians, the Gallipoli campaign has taken on an outsize importance as the bloody event that became the foundation of a modern national consciousness. Among the dead were 2779 New Zealanders, about a sixth of all those who had landed on the peninsula. KIWI KIDS NEWS DAILY. On 20 September 1915, the Newfoundland Regiment was deployed at Suvla Bay with the 29th Division. The ammunition and stores they could not take with them were destroyed in a massive explosion.