Battle Of The Anzacs Essay

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During World War 1, the ANZACs fought in two major places. First in Gallipoli and then in France on the Western Front. At Gallipoli they were facing the Turks and in France they were facing the Germans. The strategy and weaponry at both battles were very similar but at the Western front the weaponry was more advanced because the campaign lasted much longer. As for the outcome of the battles, both had very high death tolls and in Gallipoli the campaign failed but in France the campaign paid off. At Gallipoli, the ANZACs were mostly facing the Turkish army. Their main goal was to gain possession of the Straits of the Dardanelles. Britain wanted possession of these straits so they could ship supplies to their allies in Russia. The ANZACs tried many different attacks to try and overtake the Straits and in his diary, Ellis Silas, a …show more content…

In France their main goal was to prevent the Germans from taking Paris. Such as in Gallipoli the ANZACs on the Western Front tried many different campaigns to try and drive out the Germans. Aubrey …show more content…

In Gallipoli the ANZACs fought the Turkish to try and take possession of the Straits of the Dardanelles. They used many weapons such as machine guns, rifles, bayonets and the Horsemen of the Light Brigade. The outcome of the battle was unsuccessful as they failed to take possession of the Straits and incurred a death toll of 8,709. In France the ANZACs fought the Germans to keep them out of Paris. They used more advanced weapons than they used in Gallipoli such as gas, explosives, tanks and flamethrowers. The death toll on the Western Front was over 46,000 but the campaign was successful. Overall the price the ANZACs paid was not worth the

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