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Gallipoli Campaign 1915
Gallipoli Campaign 1915
Animals in the military during World War I
Camels Camels can travel long distances with heavy loads, through hot dry country. Before motorised transport was available, camels were useful for exploration and work in arid regions.
Anzac Cove today
Memorial services at Anzac Cove The British Empire, dominion and French forces, as well as the Turkish forces, suffered severely on Gallipoli.
Anzac Walk: 1-day audio tour of Gallipoli battlefields
A walk around Anzac battlefield sites
Ashmead-Bartlett's letter to Asquith 1915
Read a carbon copy of the original letter
August Offensive on Gallipoli 6 to 29 August 1915
Elaborate plan The Allies had a plan to take over the high ground of the Sari Bair ridge and create a link from the Anzac front to a new front in the north, at Suvla.
Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
Raising of ANZAC The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was raised on 24 November 1914.
Australian Army Medical Corps in World War I
Regimental aid posts A regimental aid post was the first step in the medical evacuation chain. The post was usually located about 700 yards (640m) behind the front.
Australian Army Nursing Service in World War I
Australian military nurses served far from home, caring for the sick and wounded on land and sea. Their skills saved many lives.
Australian internees and prisoners of war in World War I
Captured at sea A short time after the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli peninsula,
Australian Light Horse in World War I
Before the war Mounted troops had been part of Australia's home defence scheme since the 1890s, mostly as volunteers in rifle clubs.
Australians on Gallipoli after the August Offensive
Situation on Gallipoli The Allies failed to achieve their August Offensive objectives to break out their beachheads and seize the Gallipoli peninsula.
Battle of Hill 60 21 to 29 August 1915
Remembering the veterans of Hill 60 Lieutenant Wilfred Addison was a bank accountant from Sydney, New South Wales. Addison landed on Gallipoli on 19 August 1915 with the 18th Battalion.
Battle of Lone Pine 6 to 10 August 1915
Large diversionary attack Lone Pine was planned as a diversion to keep Turkish reserves from the main Allied attack, an attempt to break out of the Anzac perimeter and capture the heights
Battle of Sari Bair 6 to 21 August 1915
The diversionary attack at Lone Pine had successfully drawn Ottoman reinforcements.
Battle of the Nek 7 August 1915
Small but deadly battle The Nek was an important location on Gallipoli for the Allies.
Bravery awards for Australians on Gallipoli
Victoria Cross medals The Australian War Memorial in Canberra displays the Roll of Honour in its cloisters.
Charles Bean's first report from Gallipoli 1915
The first report Australia's Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher, made the first report of the Anzac landing by Australia's official war correspondent,
Curlewis brothers who landed on Gallipoli
Western Australian family George and Lilla Curlewis, farmers from Brookton, had a daughter and four sons. All four sons enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in 1914:
Daily life at Anzac from May to August 1915
Stalemate of trench warfare As the period between the landing of 25 April and the truce of 24 May showed, the Anzacs had been unable to force their way inland across the peninsula.
Dardanelles strategy and naval operations 1914 to 1915
Russian appeal for help The attack on Gallipoli was one of the more imaginative strategies of World War I.
Early battles for the Anzacs on Gallipoli 1915
Second Attack on Anzac Cove 27 to 29 April 1915 The Ottoman commanders and their German advisors wanted to extinguish the Allied threat on the peninsula.
Ellis Luciano Silas
Biography of Ellis Silas 1885 to 1972 Ellis Luciano Silas, artist, was born in London on 13 July 1885. His father was an artist and designer and his mother an opera singer.
Evacuation from Gallipoli 1915
Situation on Gallipoli After August, the British mounted no further major attacks at Gallipoli. The British Government grew alarmed at the failure to break through to the Dardanelles.
First Australian Imperial Force in World War I
Before the war Australia's Regular Army was a young evolving force when war broke out.
First to Fall at Anzac 25 April 1915
11th Battalion at the landing
Gallipoli Campaign 1915
Background to the campaign By early 1915, the Allies were in a deadlock with Germany on the Western Front, and the Russian army was struggling in the east.
Gallipoli diary and sketches by Signaller Ellis Silas
About the artist English-born artist Ellis Silas migrated to Australia in 1907.
HM Submarine B11 in the Dardanelles
Sinking of the Ottoman battleship Mesudiye On the morning of 13 December 1914,
HMA Submarine AE2 in the Dardanelles
First submarine to breach the Narrows An Australian submarine was the first to breach the narrow Straits of the Dardanelles, in present-day Turkey.
Landing at Anzac Cove 25 April 1915
Personal recounts of the landing As dawn approached on 25 April, HMS Ribble eased its way towards the Gallipoli peninsula with the other British destroyers and battleships.
Landing at Suvla Bay 6 to 15 August 1915
Amphibious landing to support Anzac breakout Landing troops at Suvla Bay on 6 August 1915 was part of the
Maps of Australian locations on Gallipoli 1915
Anzac Area map The names on this map became so familiar to Australian and New Zealand families as they read daily accounts of the battles on Gallipoli.
Medical treatment of Australian soldiers in World War I
Illnesses and devastating injuries The Australian Government recorded 215,585 casualties during the war.
Speeches for commemorations
Ideas for local content You could include a story of someone from your community or school who served Australia during a global conflict or peacekeeping mission.
Timeline of Australians and the Gallipoli Campaign
Events leading up to the campaign 2 August 1914 Ottoman Empire signed a secret treaty with Germany against Russian Empire.
William Riddell Birdwood
The 'soul of Anzac'
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