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Gallipoli Campaign, April 1915.
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The Gallipoli Campaign[Note 1] was an Allied attack on the Gallipoli peninsula during World War I. The campaign took place between April 25, 1915 and January 9, 1916. The Allies, the British Empire and French forces, were fighting the Ottoman Empire and Germany.
The campaign started with a naval attack along the Dardanelles which failed. On April 25, 1915, Allied forces landed at various location along the Gallipoli peninsula. The British landed at Cape Helles and the ANZACs landed at a place later known as Anzac Cove. However, the Allies did not push on. Instead, they were told to dig trenches and wait for a Turkish attack. There was trench warfare until an evacuation of all Allied troops was finally ordered. The campaign was widely viewed as an Allied failure.
- It is also known as the Dardanelles Campaign and the Battle of Gallipoli.
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