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Is the battle took place in the semi-Turkish island in 1915 during the First World War, where the British and French joint forces of trying to occupy the Ottoman capital Istanbul, but the attempt failed and killed Makedr numbering about 55 000 soldiers from the coalition forces (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France) and about 90 000 Ottoman soldiers and hundreds of thousands of wounded on both sides.

The battle was aimed at the invasion of Istanbul, the capital Trkiaomin then on to the north-eastern part of Turkey to support Russia against the German forces, where Russia has asked France and Britain help against German forces in the east side after the Russian forces suffered heavy losses in front of the Germans.

Commander Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has led the battle of the Ottoman side, and the longer the battle of Gallipoli black dot British military history after their defeat before the Ottoman force

Ottoman troops took part in that battle under the command

of German forces at the time the Allied forces to repel an attack, led by Britain and France.

 

Left Gallipoli Campaign, which lasted for nine months; half a million dead and wounded from both sides to end the withdrawal of the Allies at the end of it.

 

Called the Battle of Gallipoli, Anzac Day, which saw the descent Corps Australian Army and New Zealand in the twenty-fifth of April 1915. However, the seeds of human carnage witnessed by the beaches and battlefields five weeks ago had been placed when the British Royal Navy invincible warships child Ottoman fortresses sent It was guarding the strategic Dardanelles Strait.

What was not taken into account is the mines that were placed under the water, and caused the sinking three ships in a few hours.

New Zealand Jaziberech Joseph was among the survivors of the Battle of Gallipoli. Decades later, he told radio Jaziberech Aluzlende of Olay Swindell that he had been wounded in the first wave of men who have crossed the direction of the enemy.

Lying amid the flowers, he had a perfect view of the massacre that took place at that time.

Jaziberech says: «It was really deadly. Of it did not die in battle died committed suicide. It took months of hell for both sides. »

For his part, he attributed the Ural Haluk, a Turkish academics, the high mortality rate caused by the battle, despite the availability of medical aid, to water scarcity and rugged terrain.

He Ural saying: «The two sides spent eight and a half months in hell. Even the written messages sent from Australian and British soldiers to their homes spoke of the difficulties they faced even in the access to food, as well as water that were not clean. »

The plan was championed by Britain's First Lord Winston Churchill rely on the exchange for the Western Front Germany by opening a second front in Gallipoli, thus forcing Berlin to pay its troops to Gallipoli in support of its allies, the Ottomans.

Instead, the initial gains of the Anzac forces suspended in trouble drenched with blood, and cemeteries began to sprout on the beaches and fields in Gallipoli.

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The Gallipoli peninsula is strategically important only because it commands the Dardanelles, the narrow straits that separate Europe from Asia and control access to the Black Sea. At their head stands Constantinople (today’s Istanbul), the ancient capital that has tempted invading armies since it was founded in 600 BC.

By 1914 the Dardanelles had been fought over for thousands of years, and when Turkey joined the First World War on Germany’s side, the Allies set their sights on the straits. While the Dardanelles remained in Turkish hands, Britain and France’s key ally, Russia, was cut off. If the Dardanelles could be captured, Russia could be resupplied by sea, Turkey would be isolated from her European allies and the Germans might decide that their lofty territorial ambitions weren't such a great idea after all.

The Allied plan for capturing the Dardanelles wasn't subtle, and it wasn't particularly effective either. It was the brainchild of a young Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, whose basic idea was to send a fleet of battleships into the Dardanelles, blow the hell out of the forts that guarded the straits and steam on to Constantinople and glory.

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