Essay Assess The Contribution Of Australian Forces In Gallipoli

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Assess the contribution of Australian forces in Gallipoli: Write a 600-800-word essay Introduction The Gallipoli campaign was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allied powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia during World War I. After four and a half months of training near Cairo, the Australians departed by ship for the Gallipoli peninsula, together with troops from New Zealand, Britain, and France. The aim of this deployment was to assist a British naval operation, which aimed to force the Dardanelles Strait and capture the Turkish capital, Constantinople. Many Australian troops died, but was it for nothing, what was their contribution? This essay will go into detail explaining why people joined the forces, exploring two key battles and Gordon Macrae’s experiences using his first hand diary from Gallipoli. Landing in ANZAC cove …show more content…

Anzac cove was the worst possible place to land, as there was high terrain and unforgiving exposure to the Turkish defence, if it was a mistake to land here it was certainly a costly one. Although the spirit and the fight of the Anzacs was unbelievable as they watched friends fall, they pushed their spirits and bodies to the limits just to land at the battle grounds where they would loose thousands more to the unforgiving Turks. This and The unforgiving terrain of Anzac cove is talked about in my first secondary source. Landing in Anzac cove was the first of many mistakes the powered allies made in Gallipoli, and could be seen as a poor contribution by the Australian forces. Even though landing in Anzac cove could have been seen as a mistake, it eventually allowed the Australians to contribute and help their allies later in the battle of

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