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Gallipoli landing

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The Gallipoli campaign: the landing on 25 April 1915
See also main page:  The Gallipoli campaign)




The landing at Gallipoli Why did Anzacs land at Gallipoli? (
Overview of the events leading up to the landing and the planning of the landing.
See also the crossword Why Land at Gallipoli? which is based on this website.

The landings at North Beach, 25 April 1915 (
Overview of the landing at Gallipoli.

25 April 1915 The landing (
Photographs and brief story.

The Gallipoli Landings on 25 April 1915 [pdf] (Anzac Day Media Style Guide 2016 pages 12-13)
Factual summary of the landing of the Allied Forces at Gallipoli.

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."


Landing at Anzac Cove (
Includes overview, geography, the landing plan, the first wave, the second wave, Ottoman reaction, Baby 700, 400 Plateau, consolidating the landing, stalemate, aftermath.

The First World War and the Anzac Legend [pdf] (Archived from
Sample pages from a commercially available book for secondary students, Analysing Australian History by Ken Webb (Cambridge web page). The chapter includes a short section on the landing at Gallipoli and a timeline for 1915.

The Anzac Landing (
Section of an online book published in 1916, Five Months at Anzac by Joseph Lievesley Beeston.

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

The Landing (From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
Illustrated description of the landing at Gallipoli.
Includes an extract from Les Carlyon's Gallipoli addressing the question Why were the Anzacs landed at the wrong beach?

See also Gallipoli campaign videos, particularly numbers 1 and 2. (But note that although these videos focus on the Anzacs they take an overall British perspective.)

Special classroom units on the landing at Gallipoli 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]
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

Classroom activities Wartime Snapshots [pdf file] (archived from
A act-intense background of the landing at Gallipolli, followed by discussion questions and student activities.

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Gallipoli photographs
Gallipoli films
Slideshow videos
Documentary videos

Early books




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