Gallipoli Campaign

Background & tour guide information

Background Information:

When: February 16, 1915 - January 9, 1916

Where: Gallipoli Peninsula - Turkey (Ottoman Empire)

Who: Allied Powers: British Empire

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • India

  • United Kingdom, France

  • French, West Africa

Central Powers: Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, Germany

Summary: The forces of the Ottoman Empire repelled an attack from the British Army, soldiers from Commonwealth countries including Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada, and France. Between April 1915 and the Allied withdrawal in January 1916, more than 140,000 men were killed on both sides. Gallipoli proved to be the Turks' greatest victory of the war.

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Number of Casualties:

350,000 British Troops, 25,000 died

79,000 French Troops, 10,000 died

74,000 Anzac Troops, 10,000 died

400,000 Turkkish Troops, 86,000 died

Gallipoli Battlefield Overview:

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Gallipoli: Drone video of WWI battlefield - BBC News
The BBC news flew over the Gallipoli Peninsula to capture it's historic sites.



Memories of an ANZAC soldier in Gallipoli war 1

10 days, fully escorted tour includes:

Day 1: Istanbul- Arrive in Istanbul and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner.

Day 2: Istanbul- Tour the sights of this cosmopolitan city.

Day 3: Istanbul-GALLIPOLI Avoid the Anzac day traffic jams , travelling to Gallipoli by comfortable ferry, and head directly to the Dawn Service.

Day 4: Anzac Day- Participate in the once-in-a-lifetime commemorative services, either at the official dawn service site (for ballot ticket holders) or at the dedicated dawn service site for Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tour passengers. At the end of this special day, check in to your Gallipoli hotel.

Day 5: Gallipoli- Tour the remarkable ruins of Ancient Troy and see a lifesize replica of the Trojan Horse.

Day 6: Gallipoli -Visit the often overlooked battlefields at Helles and Suvla.

Day 7: Gallipoli- Tour the Anzac battlefields as your historian brings the story of the Anzacs to life.

Day 8: Gallipoli- Farewell the battlefields and return to Istanbul, driving along the shores of the Dardanelles.

Day 9: Istanbul- Enjoy a relaxing day in Istanbul to shop or sightsee.

Day 10: Farewell- Sadly our tour ends after breakfast.