Gallipoli Significance

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The Significance of Gallipoli One of the most famous World War one battles started in 1915 between the British and French troops of the Allies against the Turkish soldiers. The battle of Gallipoli lasted for nine months till the sea water turned to red blood. The Allies main target was to take over The Gallipoli Peninsula from the hands of the Turkish people. Even though the attempt of the battle failed, it formed the Turkish War of Independence and the declaration under the hands of Mustafa Kemal for the Republic of Turkey. One of the major significance was the birth of national consciousness in Australian and New Zealand, known as The Anzac Day. The Gallipoli Campaign was Winston Churchill's idea. The operation of the Campaign was to open up a third front for the…show more content…
By the 29th, the battle ended by Hamilton's break down which calmed the attacks which made the British debates the future of the campaign. Sir Charles Monro took over Hamilton's place by October. Monro suggested clearing Gallipoli after the significance entry of Bulgaria into the side of the Central Powers. His plan was approved by the visit of the Secretary of State for War Lord Kitchener. On January 9, 1916, the final Allied forces left Gallipoli when the last troops entered Helles. The Battle of Gallipoli managed to prove that it was the greatest victory for the Turks, for it has cost the Allies 141,113 people that were killed and hurt and 195,000 Turks. However, the anniversary of the landings is being celebrated as Anzac Day on the 25th of April which is the most significant day of military to remember, The Anzacs, another remarkable outcome, stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. Their main target was to knock Turkey out of the war in order to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula to open the Dardanelles to the allied navies. As Davidson (2005) pointed
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