Gallipoli Campaign!

By Joey and Francisco

Battle Summary

The Gallipoli Campaign took place in 1915, it was an attempt by allied forces to gain control of the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, and capture Constantinople to open a Black Sea supply route to Russia. The idea of taking control of the straits was promoted by Winston Churchill. After a failure to open the straits in march 1915, British, Australian, and New Zealand troops landed at different points on the east coast of the Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, French troops landed on the Asia side of the straits. Naval forces got to Gallipoli Peninsula two months before land troops, this gave the Turkish army time get more troops and supplies. When land forces got there the Turkish army put up resistance which caused the allied forces to not make any important gains in the battle.

Battle Information

Date: 25 April 1915 – 9 January 1916
(8 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)

Place: Gallipoli Peninsula, Sanjak of Gelibolu,Adrianople Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

Casualties and losses: 218,000 – 251,000

commanders and leaders:

strength:

Allies

5 divisions (initial)
15 divisions (final)
Total
489,000 British
79,000 French
Supported by

~2,000 civilian laborers

Central Powers

6 divisions (initial)
16 divisions (final)

Total
315,500

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Tour Information

The Gallipoli Peninsula is a very sacred site for the Turkish people, there are many monuments in the area one of them is the Monument of Martyrs which was built to honor the Turkish soldiers that died. On March 18 the Turkish people have a celebration called Çanakkale Zaferi to celebrate the victory of the battle, the events of the celebration is celebrated on the battlefields and monuments. There are three main battlefields, Cape Helles, Anzac/Lone pine, and Sulva Bay. You can visit the sites and memorials around Cape Helles and Anzac in just one day but it would be better to take detailed tours which can take around three days.