Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN



On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:22 PM, Fold3.com <team@fold3.com> wrote:


How much do you know about the Gallipoli Campaign (also called the Dardanelles Campaign)?

Landings of Gallipoli Campaign Begin:
April 25, 1915

Save 25% on All-Access Membership Limited time. On April 25, 1915, troops from across the British Empire as well as France went ashore on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, beginning the land offensive of the Gallipoli Campaign (also called the Dardanelles Campaign), which would end in high casualties and evacuation for them eight months later.
With trench warfare causing stagnation in the fight on the Western Front, the British and French decided to launch an attack against the Ottoman Empire, one of the Central Powers. The plan was to use naval power to break through the Dardanelles, a straight connecting the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, and then capture the Turkish capital of Constantinople (Istanbul). The naval attack began in...Continue Reading

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