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100 years of the Gallipoli Campaign - Ottoman Turkish Empire against the ANZAC

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After countless failures in naval battles in the Dardanelles peninsula, on April 25, 1915 Allied troops from Australia and New Zealand landed in Gallipoli peninsula in Turkish Thrace, when Ottoman Turkish Empire.The goal of the Allies was to conquer the peninsula in a quick campaign, marching towards the Turkish capital Constantinople and thus compel the Turks to withdraw from the war, leaving Germany and Austro-Hungarian. The mission was also to open access to the Dardanelles and allow free transit between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea to the Russian and allied navy.On the one hand had allied troops of the British Empire and French forming a total force of 570,000 Turkish troops against the Ottoman Empire-supported by Germany and Austria Hungary totaling 315,500.The campaign lasted eight months, two weeks and one day and ended with the Ottoman victory that cost them between 218,000 and 251,000 against 252,000 loss by the allies.

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