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Gallipoli campaign

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The battles and other operations of the Gallipoli campaign

See separate pages for The landing and The evacuation


The landing at Gallipoli See separate Gallipoli landing page


Summaries of the Gallipoli campaign


For TIMELINES of the Gallipoli campaign see our

The Gallipoli Campaign [pdf] (archived from
Summary of the Gallipoli Campaign, commemorating the 2010 95th anniversary of the campaign. Covers main Anzac battles, the evacuation, casualties (including statistics), Anzac Day.
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Anzac Day: The Gallipoli Campaign (archived from
Scroll down for
a brief summary of "The Gallipoli campaign".

Gallipoli (
summary of the Gallipoli campaign including a comment on its (lack of) significance.

The Gallipoli campaign [pdf]
From Defence Magazine, Issue 7, 2007-08. [Saved from]

The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915 [pdf] (
Although designed primarily to present information about memorials and cemeteries related to the Gallipoli campaign, the first three pages provide a useful summing up of the Gallipoli campaign. This British document provide an overall perspective, ie, it is not limited to the participation of Australia and New Zealand.

Gallipoli (
(If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file: Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)
- Gallipoli: what happened on 25 April 1915?
- Gallipoli: frequently asked questions

(Note that many links are not accessible as this material was produced for users of the Parliamentary Library.)

Despatches from Gallipoli: Gallipoli ( [Link may not be operating]
National Library of Australia Online Exhibition. For documents and photographs relating to individual battles, click on GALLIPOLI at the top or the links at the bottom of the screen.

Anzac Kids

The Campaign in more detail

New book on the Gallipoli Campaign planning and landings

36 Days: The Untold Story behind the Gallipoli Landings, by Hugh Dolan

Interview with author Hugh Lunn, [Archived from] ABC Evenings with Steve Austin. (

Success, not failure, is the real Anzac story (
"New evidence suggests the landings at Gallipoli were, in fact, a cleverly orchestrated and successful assault, writes Steve Meacham."


The lead up to Gallipoli (
See also The Anzac Story.

Gallipoli: A Short History of the Campaign (
A succinct but wide-ranging history of the Gallipoli campaign.

North Beach Gallipoli 1915 (

Note the links to the 11 pages in the menu on the left. (If you are using a narrow-screen device, you can access these 11 pages near the beginning via the word "Menu" which is between "Multimedia" and the North Beach illustration.)
Includes sketches by Leslie Fraser Standish Hore MC.

The Gallipoli campaign (
The Gallipoli campaign with a New Zealand perspective. Note that the information is spread over 13 pages listed in the menu at the right of the pages.

Harold Rydon's views on the Gallipoli campaign failure (
Lance-Corporal Harold Rydon kept a diary of his time at Gallipoli which he later expanded to include his views on the failure of the Gallipoli campaign, posing and answering the three questions:
- "Why was the Gallipoli campaign a failure?"
- "Could it have been a success?"
- "Was it ever really intended to meet its main objective..."
You will find this section about three-quarters of the way through the diary, under the heading "SUMMARY". If you use the online version, see pages 77-79.
For more information about Harold Rydon's diary see our Gallipoli diaries page.

See also Gallipoli campaign videos. (But note that although these videos focus on the Anzacs they take an overall British perspective.)

Battles in particular Battle of Gallipoli (
From the free Wikipedia Encyclopedia, which is written by volunteers.

Battle at Gallipoli (

British website. (There were Irish, and others, with the Australians and New Zealanders at Gallipoli).

Battles - the Gallipoli Front (

Lists the various battles. Appears to be a British website.

Farthest In (
The battle on the morning of 25 April 1915, with labelled photographs of the same battlefields today.

Battles involving the Light Horse (archived from /

Note that the Light Horse soldiers did not have horses at Gallipoli. (However, some horses were used there for despatch riding and as pack horses.)Photographs, notes and maps included.

Note that

pages are usually
- Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (archived)
- Sea of Marmara, Turkey, 25-30 April 1915 (archived)
- Baby 700, Turkey, 2 May 1915 (archived)
- Krithia, Turkey, May 8, 1915 (archived)
- Lone Pine, Turkey, 6-9 August 1915 (archived)

- The Nek - Gallipoli, 7 August 1915 (archived)

- Hill 971, Turkey, August 8, 1915 (archived)
- Hill 60, Turkey, August 21 to 22 and 27, 1915 (archived)

See also Gallipoli campaign videos, particularly numbers 3, 4 and 5. (But note that although these videos focus on the Anzacs they take an overall British perspective.)
General Gallipoli (
Includes Gallipoli slang, place names, timeline, more.

The Anzac Story (
A range of topics related to the Gallipoli campaign.

Digger History - Master Index (From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
A lot of material here - worth browsing.

Gallipoli - the facts behind the myths
From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)

Anzac Memories (

 ● See also: Gallipoli and Australian Identity 1915-2000 [pdf] (
Student activity booklet to download. See pages 4-7.
If the above document appears to be UNAVAILABLE, go to Teaching about Gallipoli ( and download "Gallipoli and the Australian Identity 1915-2000".
Sodiers' conditions Gallipoli: in their own words (
Based on letters, diaries and photographs.

Gallipoli Weather (
The weather had an important influence on the Gallipoli Campaign.

Fooling the Enemy (
Photographs of some of the tricks the Australian troops used to mislead their Turkish opponents.

See also Gallipoli campaign videos, particularly number 4. (But note that although these videos focus on the Anzacs they take an overall British perspective.)
Evacuation See separate Gallipoli evacuation page
Gallipoli campaign statistics Statistics of the Gallipoli Campaign [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 p. 19)
Figures for number involved, casualties, number wounded, number dead, by contingent (Ottoman Empire, Total Allies, Britain, India, Newfoundland, French, Australia, New Zealand).
Special classroom units on the Campaign Gallipoli and the Anzacs  (
A resource for secondary schools. There are seven units altogether: the ones below are the most relevant to the Gallipoi Campaign. You can download the full version [pdf], or individual units, as follows:
- Unit 2: The Dardanelles strategy and geography [pdf file]
- Unit 3: The Landings at Gallipoli 25 April 1915 [pdf file]
- Unit 4: The Gallipoli Campaign [pdf file]
- Unit 5: Fighting and surviving at Anzac [pdf file]
Also available: Gallipoli and the Anzacs teachers guide [pdf file]
For more units to download see Booklets

See also Classroom activities

 ● See also: Gallipoli Campaign, Soldiers and Military Operations printable and interactive wordsearches


See also:

● The Gallipoli campaign: The landing
● The Gallipoli campaign: The evacuation

Gallipoli photographs
Gallipoli films
Slideshow videos
Documentary videos

Early books




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