Gallipoli

Gallipoli

Gallipoli is in the European part of Turkey.

At the instigation of Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, an unsuccessful attempt was made between February 1915 and January 1916 by Allied forces to force a way through the Dardanelles to link up with Russian forces. The campaign was fought mainly by Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) forces who suffered heavy losses, an estimated 36,000 Commonwealth troops died during the nine-month campaign.

1915

February 19..............1st Allied naval bombardment

February 25..............2nd Allied naval bombardment

March 18...................Allied naval attempt to force "The Narrows"

April 25......................Allied landings at Helles and Anzac

April 28 - June 4........1st, 2nd and 3rd Battles of Krithia

August 6....................Allied landings at Suvla Bay

December 19-20........Allied evacuation of Anzac and Suvla

1916

January 8...................Allied evacuation of Helles

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