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By David W. Cameron

ISBN-10: 1741149800

ISBN-13: 9781741149807

An in depth account of what occurred to the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish troops at the shores and hills of the Gallipoli peninsula on that fateful day - the day the ANZAC legend was once born. at the twenty fifth of April 1915 Australian troops landed at the Gallipoli Peninsula in what's now known as Anzac Cove. They rushed from the seashore as much as Plugge's Plateau into Australian army historical past soreness many casualties at the approach. simply after noon troops from New Zealand landed at Gallipoli and jointly the Australians and New Zealanders created the Anzac legend. It used to be the occasions of this primary day that set the process the complete conflict resulting in the evacuation of the Anzac troops in December 1915. this is often the tale of that day telling the Australian, New Zealand and Turkish aspect of what was once to develop into a tragedy for all 3 international locations and an final triumph for Turkey. It concludes with the stopover at of Charles Bean, the reputable Australian conflict correspondent, to the peninsula in 1919 as a part of the Australian historic project to organise the burial of the lifeless that had lain uncovered to the weather for the final 4 years, and to the formation of the cemeteries which are this day visited by means of millions.

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This was the role of the Turkish 9th Infantry Division, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Khalil Sami Bey. It was made up of three regiments, each of three battalions, plus artillery. The 25th Regiment was in reserve at Serafim Farm, so that it could quickly support the screening forces at either Gaba Tepe or the southern tip of the peninsula at Helles, which were likely landing spots. The 26th Regiment was stationed at Helles, with a field artillery battery, while the main bulk of the 27th Regiment (two of its three battalions) was stationed in the Olive Grove just behind Maidos in order to support Gaba Tepe if required.

24 Soon the ‘dark shape of the ship faded slowly behind. ’25 The destroyers had begun to move slowly, barely making headway, and after 2 or 3 miles they stopped again, waiting for the moon to sink. Unseen, but not far out ahead of them were the battleships carrying the covering force. m. the battleships and destroyers had moved off towards the shoreline of the Gallipoli Peninsula. While the Anzac taskforce was assembling to the west of Gaba Tepe, Turkish troops under the command of Captain Faik (2nd Battalion), who was responsible for defending the area around Ari Burnu, had spotted the massed convoy.

4 The Greek port of Salonika was agreed by all to be the best base of operations for any campaign in the Balkans. There was only one problem—Greece was still neutral. The Greek government, however, was indicating that it might be prepared to allow the Allied troops to land at Salonika out of fear of losing out on potential territorial gains. This plan would also likely result in the strategically significant event of Greece and other neutral Balkan states joining the Allies. Indeed, Greece was mooting that it might even be prepared to provide three infantry divisions to assist the naval attack on the Dardanelles, by occupying the Gallipoli Peninsula while the French and British focused on the Balkans.

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