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The Gallipoli Campaign: February
1915 - January 1916
In early 1915, British and French warships attempted to force
their way through
the Dardanelles straits to attack Constantinople (now
Istanbul), the capital of the Ottoman Empire. After the
naval attack failed, troops were landed on the Gallipoli
peninsula. The campaign ended in defeat for the Allies and the
forces were withdrawn.
across the former British Empire fought at Gallipoli and the CWGC now
commemorates 36,000 Commonwealth servicemen on
the peninsula, including:
25,000 members of British forces
7,200 from Australian units
2,300 from New Zealand forces
1,500 from the Indian Army.
The campaign also resulted in a total of 87,000
From 23rd - 25th April 2015, events will be held at our cemeteries and
memorials across the world to commemorate the centenary of the
campaign. There are a number of other ANZAC day events taking
place in and around Zonnebeke, including concerts by Gone West.
Please click here for further details.
Find out more about the campaign on /discover/gallipoli.aspx
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Other information can be found in our Gallipoli Trail leaflet and
our Gallipoli leaflet. You
can also view the casualties commemorated via our casualty